"Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it."
Lauretta is a documentary and narrative cinematographer who has been shooting for over a decade. She shot her first narrative feature in 2008.
Her documentary interests are strongly rooted in social justice, and contributing to work that can affect change.
Her narrative interests are first and foremost rooted in strong stories, and using style and lighting to serve and strengthen story-telling.
Lauretta is based out of New York City, and she is happy to travel for work. She works primarily as a cinematographer, and sometimes as a one-woman-band filmmaker.
Lauretta occasionally writes for outlets such as Al Jazeera, American Cinematographer, No Film School, ICG, and Filmmaker Magazine.
She appreciates puns and enthusiastic dancing.