My career as a photographer covered a wide range of subjects, from classic rock and roll, reggae, and politics in the ‘60s and ‘70s to major motion pictures and television shows. After 50 years as a professional photographer, I have reinvented myself as a novelist.
While still at UCLA and shortly thereafter, I shot for underground LA newspapers and magazines including Crawdaddy, the Staff, and Music World.
I also shot the stills for John Carpenter’s Halloween, Halloween II, The Fog, Christine, and Escape from New York, and worked at Paramount for nine years as the production photographer for Cheers, and for five years on Family Ties. For three decades I was an elected representative for still photographers on the National Executive Board of IATSE Local 600, the International Cinematographers Guild.
My photo website is www.Lenswoman.com
My (not yet published) Novels
Lenswoman, a romance of the 1960s & ‘70s (inspired by my adventures as a photographer), and Caterina By Moonlight, a historical woman's journey, about a girl growing up in renaissance Florence in the late 15th century.
Click on the cover for praise and posts about Lenswoman
Click on the cover for praise and posts about Caterina by Moonlight
for a look at my career as a photographer,
(the inspiration for Lenswoman)
and information about my two coffeetable photobooks
Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae
and On Set with John Carpenter
Click on the covers for more info about each novel
See Lady Walker's Blog
for the Art and History in Caterina by Moonlight
and the photography mentioned in Lenswoman
These two novels are not yet published.
As soon as they are available,
the purchase information will be available here.
This site is also intended to be a resource for writers -
supportive organizations and teachers who can help you improve your writing,
as well as help you find an editor, and learn how to pitch and publish.
My favorite Artists and Musicians are also resources here.
About Kim Gottlieb-Walker, novelist:
After 50 years as a photographer (see www.Lenswoman.com)
I have reinvented myself as a novelist.
My first novel, Lenswoman - a Romance of the 1960s and '70s, was twenty years in the writing, rewriting, and rewriting again, with the help of the fabulous Writers' Critique Group from the Women's National Book Association. You will find the work of these remarkable women under "Writers." You can also find this organization and many others on pages here - with all kinds of resources for writers.
My second novel, Caterina by Moonlight, was inspired by my first-ever trip to Florence, Italy, in Oct 2019 -- just before the world-wide pandemic hit. I fell in love with Florence and I spent the plague year madly researching and writing, immersing myself in the late 15th century.
I think of Lenswoman as tasty fast food,
and Caterina by Moonlight as a sumptuous banquet.