Linny Morris was born in Honolulu and grew up on O’ahu. A graduate of Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, she lived in New York City after art school and worked for Andy Warhol at INTERVIEW magazine. Since then, Linny has had dual careers as both an artist and a professional photographer in New York, Los Angeles and Honolulu. In addition to photographs, she has exhibited paintings, ceramics and video and created temporary, site-specific environmental installations from her vast collection of midcentury Venetian glass. Before disassembling the piece, she photographs it so that the piece may live on long after the glass has been boxed up and stored again.
Recently, Linny has come full circle back to her photographic roots and has been working concurrently on several very different series of images. Linny has been photographing professionally for forty years. She enjoys the variety inherent in what can loosely be called lifestyle photography, which encompasses relaxed portraits, travel, interiors, architecture and still-life. In past years, she has completed assignments in Europe, Tahiti, Australia, the East and West Coasts of the USA and all of Hawaii’s main islands. A cookbook for chef and restaurateur Peter Merriman is her most recently published book. The Hawaiian House Now, published by Abrams and Under the Hula Moon: Living in Hawai’i are two of the additional well-known books she has created photography for.