A native of Lafayette currently residing in the Lake Charles area, Danley Romero specializes in portrait photography. Romero considers it an honor to contribute to his state’s flagship magazine, Louisiana Life, and takes a particular sense of pride in his association with its sister publication Acadiana Profile. Most gratifying are the experiences that collaborating with the two magazines afford: meeting and photographing many of Louisiana’s most talented, accomplished and interesting citizens — the people who help to make our state the wonder it is.
Cheré Dastugue Coen
Cheré Dastugue Coen is a food and travel writer, photographer and author and owner of the whimsical blog, “Weird, Wacky & Wild South.” Her fiction includes two series of Louisiana romances and the “Viola Valentine” paranormal mystery series under the pen name of Cherie Claire. Coen remains passionate about her home state of Louisiana, believing that gumbo, crawfish étouffée and chicory coffee makes all things right with the world.
Jeffrey Roedel is a producer, director and journalist focused on Southern makers, artists and creative thought. A graduate of LSU and the University of Southern California’s Production Workshop, he’s the former editor of 225 in Baton Rouge. In 2020, he released a collection of mantras for creativity called “Life Is Gonna Try to Put a Lot of Polo Shirts on You.” His album of pandemic poetry and music called “Distance” was released in 2021.
John R. Kemp
John R. Kemp writes about art for Louisiana Life, Acadiana Profile and New Orleans Magazine. He also has written and co-authored numerous books, including his most recent “Expressions of Place: The Contemporary Louisiana Landscape”; “New Orleans: The First Three Hundred Years”; and “A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana.” For many years, Kemp covered the New Orleans art scene for the WYES New Orleans public television show, “Steppin’ Out.”
Liz Clearman is originally from Houston. She lives with her 13-year-old daughter and two cats and is a lawyer by degree, but hasn’t practiced in over 16 years. Instead, Clearman chooses to use her JD in the higher education realm. She spends her time these days social distancing, working at home, doing virtual boot camp in her living room, taking long walks with her daughter, and watching whatever new show pops up on Netflix.