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 / biophilic art project “St. Pete Moving Still” – which will have its first public exhibition on November 14th at Westminster Suncoast – after concluding its first round of social interaction at the Nursing Center and an invitation-only event for residents, families, and staff.
I’m a proud member and chairperson of the Artist Enclave of Historic Kenwood (AEHK).
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.