Tell us a bit about your background in photography...
I received a Nikon Coolpix S51 8.1MP Digital Camera for Christmas when I was about 13 and since then I’ve enjoyed taking pictures as a hobby. I never received formal training but with time I developed my photographic eye. Until now I was taking most of my shots with my iPhone 7 but I recently got a Sony ILCE6000 24.3 MP Digital Camera that I’m still learning to use. I am very excited to develop my skills further with it!
What makes you so passionate about photography?
As a kid, my favourite pastime was visiting my grandparents and going through their huge boxes of photos. The whole family would sit around the table and go through those memories, sharing anecdotes and stories about the pictures. I could see my parents or grandparents when they were younger, see pictures of the family I didn’t get the chance to meet, see how some familiar places used to look like many years ago. It was a great way to connect with my family and learn about our past while having a great time. It made me want to capture my own good memories through photography.
What are some of your favourite things to photograph?
I love travelling and I think photos are the best souvenir you can bring back from a place. My favourite thing to photograph are the new places I visit, whether it is beautiful landscapes in the countryside or hidden gems in cities.
Take a look at some of Laura's stunning work...