Lori Bentley Law is the contract Creative Director for Affeldt Mion Museum, La Posada Hotel, Castañeda Hotel, Plaza Hotel, and Turquoise Room, overseeing creative aspects including branding, design, exhibit planning and design, photography, video, social media, blogging, and quarterly newsletters.
Lori had a terrific career as an NBC photojournalist, a job that took her around the world and even put a couple of Emmys on her shelf. After twenty-four years, though, she decided to make a change and put more joy in the world instead. Along with photography, writing moves her. She has quietly written seven novels and has been blogging for more than twenty years. In 2021, she returned to school at the University of Arizona, where she’s working on a BA in Design Arts & Practices with a Content Creation minor.
Contract Creative Director
Repurposing skills from my career as a videojournalist into creative work including:
- Ghost Writing
When I was thirteen I got my first camera and have been seeing life through a viewfinder ever since. In 1994, I found my profession as a television News Photojournalist for NBC, first in San Luis Obispo CA, then in Los Angeles. Over my career, I met so many inspirational people, went around the world, and did things I could never have imagined, like leaning out the back of a Chinook helicopter with the National Guard, or sitting down with a First Lady for a one-on-one interview, or spending a month in Athens and Sydney and Salt Lake City for the Olympic games, or being in St. Peters Square during the Papal Conclave.
After twenty-four years in the news business, I took a leap to focus on more creative storytelling that focuses on the positive. Read the post that went viral about my decision.
- Currently producing a documentary on the world’s largest Navajo Rug for Affeldt Mion Museum
- Videographer/Editor/Producer for A Brief History of Winslow Arizona for the Winslow Historical Society
- Videographer for Juris Productions, shooting documentaries for legal cases.
- Principal photographer on several episodes of the half-hour weekly show Travel Cafe, shooting in Fiji, Hong Kong, and Kauai, to name a few.
- DP on a documentary featuring nationally renowned artist, Milford Zornes—one of the coolest human beings I’ve ever met. Man. I hope to be like him when I’m 90.
Besides old cars and motorcycles and photography, I love to write. At heart, I am a Storyteller.
- Blogging for more than twenty years
- Have written for publications
- Podcast writer
I’ve quietly written seven novels, with more in various states of completion. My debut novel MOTOR DOLLS, a girl-powered adventure following two Motor Dolls in search of life’s passion, sold out the first run.
Currently my agent Mary C. Moore of the Kimberley Cameron & Associates Agency is shopping my latest two novels, one, a 1935 road trip with a girl and a fabulous Buick, the other, a 1952 Gypsy Tour with twenty-two-year-old Greet and her 1936 Harley Davidson.
The Personal Stuff
I live a swellegant vagabond life with my best feller, a whole bunch of misfit motorcycles, and of course, my beloved ’48 Ford Truck, Bondorella–splitting my time between Southern California and Winslow Arizona, where we are preserving two historic buildings.
If you think we’d be a good fit for your next project, hit the button below, and let’s chat!