My name is Luci Westphal – but online, I usually go by @LuciWest.

I’m a visual non-fiction storyteller, writer and social artist with a focus on biophilic art projects to enhance people’s well-being by connecting with nature through art.

In my work as a documentary filmmaker, I aim to help people and non-profits tell their stories and express their ideas and passions – for an informed, connected, and better tomorrow.

My first camera, I received when I was 8 years old. I’ve taken pictures ever since.
My first feature-length film, I made when I was 20. You will probably never see it.

I’m the creator of the web series Moving Postcard, which aired weekly for 7 years and which you can watch right now: MOVING POSTCARD

I grew up in the beautiful landscape of the Haseldorfer Marsch near Hamburg, Germany. After film school in Florida, I lived mostly in Brooklyn, then in Berlin, and eventually in Colorado. The latest move brought me to St. Petersburg, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, where I get easily distracted by birds.

The third installment of my decades-long documentary project All’s Well and Fair is still in post-production. Yes, still. 

St. Pete Arts Alliance awarded me with a 2022 Individual Artist Grant for my visual / social / biophillic art project “St. Pete Moving Still” – which is slated to have its main event and first exhibit in the fall.

I’m a proud member of the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood (AEHK) – and currently serve as the Artist Liaison.

On this website, you’ll find my travel, nature, city, and street art photography, my short videos, and all the blog posts from 2006 until today. Also mention of my outdoor lifestyle brand Happier Place.