“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”— Elliott Erwitt
After graduating from Curtin University (Perth,W.A) with a BA, Laura moved to Tuscany where the urban landscapes created a canvas: from the romantic medieval architecture found throughout the picturesque towns and villages, to the villas, bars and restaurants - all creating a natural background for the camera's lens. She found herself surrounded by inspiration. Surrounded by beauty.
A photographer's dream.
Developing a documentary-style narrative, after working for a local daily newspaper and the cultural internet site of the Province of Lucca, she was one of the founders of the daily "on-line" newspaper : www.loschermo.it in 2006. In 2007 she became the photographer for the music festival : Lucca Summer Festival and had her first photographic exhibition in which she immortalised artists such as James Brown, Jamiroquai, Roger Waters, Santana, Elton John and more, who performed in the many Squares in Lucca over the years, in an exhibition portraying the protagonists of the Music Festival.
Laura published her first book "Lucca e la sua piana" (published by Aska Firenze) in 2008 - an picturesque collection of Tuscan landscapes; created a CD album cover for pianist Canino & violinist Ardinghi from the Institute of Music"Boccherini" in Lucca and has been the official photographer of the Music Festival: Lucca Jazz Donna for over 12yrs. Laura has had photos published in various Italian and Australian magazines including "SposaBella" Italy as well as photos headlining posters for various billboards and Music Festivals as well as Short Films. Laura also collaborates with the photo festival: Photolux Lucca, with workshops and exhibitions.
Laura is the official photographer for Lucca Jazz Donna and official photographer for
Lucca Film Festival.
Today, Laura specialises in Events & Lifestyle Photography, Portrait photography, Fashion Campaigns, Live Music Concerts, Theatre & also organises photographic workshops and exhibitions.
Lucca Jazz Donna "women in Jazz"
A book created in collaboration with Lucca Jazz Donna photographically showcasing over 10 years of the successful festival held each year in the Province of Lucca. Available on sale at Lucca Libri, Caffe' Letteraio or by request.