Lifestyle & Travel Photography
Kore Films was founded by Mary Palaskonis and Lorena Jurado. They met in a photography darkroom class and have since traveled, collecting images that speak volumes of the poetry that exists in everyday. Together they started Kore Films to share their passion of capturing moments with others. They currently offer photography, videography and web design services as well as prints for sale in their shop! Mary is the videographer and editor and Lorena can help you build a pretty website.
She pursued her passion at Columbia College in Chicago, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Film and Video. During her studies, she paused for 2 years to go backwards and study the still image, working in the darkroom and producing b&w photographs, while searching for originality.
Her relentless curiosity has cultivated an honest perspective and vision through the lens which she hopes will make people aware of the environment, diversity, culture and the immense beauty that exists in every day.
She likes to tell stories with images and it has never been about making someone or something look good only. She has a trained, professional, patient eye.
She is drawn to capturing emotion. She especially loves capturing the natural smile from an individual. She feels that it is when a person smiles, their inner beauty radiates the most and she loves capturing the lightness of being.
Meaning behind Kore
Below is a short description borrowed from Britannica:
In Greek mythology, Kore also known as Persephone, was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Persephone was gathering flowers when she was seized by Hades, who carried her off to the underworld to make her his wife. On learning of the abduction, Demeter was so distraught that she allowed barrenness and famine to spread over the earth. Zeus commanded Hades to allow Persephone to return to her mother, but because she had eaten some (or, in some versions, just one) pomegranate seeds in the underworld, she had to remain one-third of the year with Hades, spending the other two-thirds with Demeter. This myth accounts for the change of the seasons and the annual cycle of growth and decay.