Larissa Rolley is a photographer/videographer and certified drone pilot
please contact for licensing, custom requests on location, & photo sessions, and video design for multi-media performances.

Monarch butterfly video projected for ‘Scenes from the Pandemic’ at the Logan Center by Surabhi Ensemble. Blessed to know these creative people!
Click here to see the butterfly video used for projection:

‘Grief’ performed at Logan Center

Click here to see the performance of ‘Grief’ at Logan Center
Click here to see the butterfly video: Monarch Butterfly Grief:

Music/dance videos I created to document the Global Peace Tours
various countries (Vietnam, Spain, Portugal, Senegal, Mexico)

Other video projects, collaborations, and commissions:

  1. Targa Florio – Sicily
    Promotional video for a local Sicilian DMC about the famous historical route called the ‘Targa Florio’ in Sicily.

2. Ensemble avec Distance (Together with Distance) – French Polynesia
This short dance film, inspired by events during the pandemic, speaks to social distancing and how we were still together, even when separated. ‘Together With Distance’ explores through dance the social distancing measures we had to adopt and how we still remained connected. And in the end, the power of touch we all craved.

Choreographer: Elise Blondiaux
Dancers: Elise Blondiaux, Delphine Hasperue
Videographer: Larissa Rolley
Singer: Branda Atae-Hoffman

3. We Witness
We Witness is a documentary that aired on WTTW and focuses on disparities in life opportunities and resources among Chicago neighborhoods, following community reaction to a mural that presents data comparing the disinvested Garfield Park neighborhood with more affluent areas. Interviews with residents, business owners, civic and faith leaders, and experts provide commentary and historical context. Some of my drone footage of Chicago is included.

4. Light Installation for BOA Urban Buffet. Created a short video for the opening night of this light sculpture featuring drone night footage with the city of Chicago as a backdrop.

5. Upstate New York Community Displays Enormous American Flag for Independence Day. A community event that has become a tradition.

6. Chicago, IL

7. Eastern Shore, Virginia including Tangier Island and Chincoteague

8. Sicily, Italy

9. French Polynesia