Cinematography . Photography . Underwater . Aerial
I see my role as an observer; to share experience, educate, and communicate the stories that can prompt connection and healthy systems in our world. With a focus on the intersections of humanity and the environments we are a part of, I am happy to put myself into one's footprints or paw-prints in order to authentically convey a story to create change.
I've always been hungry to put myself into new situations with my camera; whether it is rappelling down a cliff, diving with sharks, or maneuvering through a crowded spice market.
I would be happy to help capture your story; from commercial shoots to documentary. I have a deep interest and love for conveying stories around the topics of environmental and social well-being, food systems, community-led approaches, Indigenous advocacy and empowerment, and regenerative systems.
Lara Tomov grew up in the mountains of Montana, studied filmmaking at Emerson College in Boston, lived abroad in Central America, was based in Los Angeles for a decade, and is now happily back home in Montana. She has worked in over 30 countries on a variety of film and television productions. She has worked in the camera department for narrative films, networks including Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Channel, and independent short and feature-length documentary films. She has also produced content for organizations such as The Nature Conservancy, Environment America, and organizations working in social and environmental efforts.
In 2020, Tomov founded the media hub, Stories for Action, which uses the power of storytelling to spark a thriving planet for all; through film, a podcast series, and story workshops. Find a story to inspire you, share your story to inspire others, or allow Stories for Action to help you share your story. Tomov is also Director, Producer, and Cinematographer for the film series Life in the Land, which shares stories from around Montana that elevate the value in community-guided and holistic approaches on the landscape.
Tomov holds a BA in Film from Emerson College and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from UCLA. She is a licensed drone pilot and certified PADI Rescue SCUBA Diver and underwater camera operator.
Documentary Cinematography Showreel
Cinematographer, Photographer, Director
Based in Montana, happy to roam to all corners of the globe.
Tel: +1. 406. 531. 3283