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Photographer, Lisa Lang

"I am always doing that which I cannot do,

in order that I may learn how to do it."     

These words, spoken by Pablo Picasso, describe me perfectly. I am a life-long learner, a lover of poetry, a mother of five, and a wife to a man I adore.I specialize in portrait photography, and I live in Jamestown, North Dakota.

What's up with the name "Happy Mermaid?"

My daughter Hana wrote a poem entitled, "Happy as a Mermaid." It's a delightful poem--strong and magical--that captures who Hana was at age seven. Photography is like poetry. Photography is a single breath, a moment in time. Just as in poetry, good photography surges with awareness and reveals the world true.  

Happy as a Mermaid

I am happy as a mermaid.
I am as fast as a tiger.
I am as strong as a rock.
I am as clever as a person.
I am as scarce as a monster.
I am as cute as a chipmunk.
I am Hana Lang.

        -Hana (age 7)