Name: Lenora GimAge: No comment!Location: North Shore of Long Island, NYOccupation: Mama, yoga guide and chaperone, photographer, significant other to my baby daddyLenora Gim is the type of mom that makes all of the other moms jealous. This editorial and portrait photographer has traveled the world, and now teaches yoga to adults and children in the seaside area of Long Island, New York. But her freelance photography career has included many heart-pounding moments that would probably shock the other parents in the PTA.“One time I had my passport taken away at the airport in Beirut because someone on the photo crew had a passport stamp from one of Lebanon’s problem countries,” she recalls. “We were detained at the airport without knowing what was going to happen, then escorted around the airport by Lebanese soldiers carrying Uzis. Luckily they allowed us to finally leave on the next flight to Paris…fifteen hours later.”
As a child in New York she was inspired by fashion magazines in her grandmother’s beauty parlor. It was this obsession with fashion models that led her to seek out an internship at a modeling agency when she was in high-school. This internship led to a career as an assistant, and eventually as a freelance shutterbug herself.
From to taking shots of Manhattan’s most salacious celebrities when she was in high-school, to traveling with bedouins through the Lost City of Petra, Lenora’s career definitely required staying zen, hence how she developed her relationship with yoga. Later she became a registered yoga teacher, and now passes on the practice to yogis young and old.