Born in rural Queensland, Laura moved to Brisbane with her family as a child, where she spent most of her childhood in a full back brace for scoliosis. After trying her hand at studying radiation therapy, she then went on to complete a Bachelors of Photography at the Queensland College of Art 2014, being awarded the QCP (Queensland Centre for Photography) Prize for Innovation and Experimentation in Art Practice.
Growing up with an autistic brother and having a close friend suffer depersonalisation disorder shortly after high school, as well as suffering from anxiety herself, Laura has been directing a lot of her work towards exploring notions and aspects of mental psyche(, based on her own struggles with anxiety and depression, as well as the mental illnesses of those close to her she grew up with. Working with these themes, has lead her practice to become heavily portrait based, but the execution and delivery of each body of work has had it’s own approach, whether it be traditional or experimental. As a young emerging artist, Laura is not ready to settle into one aesthetic, but rather continues to explore the endless avenues of contemporary photography. She has made work using and adapting traditional techniques such as darkroom and camera obscuras, as well as produced moving digital work in the form of cinemagraphs.
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