Stories & their history
‘By the quiet of the lake he whispered goodbye, snowflakes kisses melting into his tracks as he slipped away behind white dusty lines.' Laura works in narrative, carefully crafting together photography and poetry, breathing life into the written form; transporting her subjects to a spellbinding world based on their own reality and personal experiences. Laura’s poems and imagery are layered in meaning and symbolism, captivating the attention of the audience: 'Summer creeped in gracefully over the garden gate, perfumed in floral scented notes, unveiling a layer of mist over his gaze'. All props are delicately designed by Laura, hand made or selectively sourced for each individual photographic art piece. The set is then incorporated into the location creating a magical realist world for her subjects to dwell, opening the path for her viewers to wander. Delve into the following three highlighted features from the site from commissioned to personal projects and explore these unique and captivating stories.
Feature 1 - The Painted Tale
The Painted tale is taken from a personal series entitled 'Chasing butterflies'. Here Laura explores the complexity of Love; its ever- changing faces and the fragility of her characters caught up in the intricacy of this subject, "Sweet peas, iris leaves and common weeds. Forget-me-not. he loves me, he loves me not.' Click the image above, adjacent or scroll down to explore the painted tale.
Feature 3 - Akai Tsuru Chan
Akai Tsuru Chan translated from the japanese to english means ‘little red bird’. One woman’s story of Miscarriage, of loss, depression and finding hope through the dark clouds around her. Raising awareness for others who have struggled in silence.
Feature 2 - Lady of the Starlit sky
Lady of the starlit sky is a piece layered in many meaning and personal details for the beautiful Maya. Time is effortlessly paused in this moment, capturing Maya in all her beauty on the cusp of making her mark on the map of life.