Laura finds inspiration walking around her lively city of San Francisco, watching movies and getting lost in her daydreams. Raised by a father who was an artist and writer, she was surrounded by art as a child. She has been a photographer for over 20 years, starting in high school black and white film classes. We get to know more about VOGUE portrait and commercial children’s fashion photographer.
COINAPHOTO: This photo is stunning! What was your inspiration for it?
LAURA: This photo was taken while walking from the park, and my daughter stopped to pick up a rose blossom that had fallen on the city street. She picked it up and said “Look Mom, isn’t this beautiful? You should take a picture of this.” I had her cup her hands around the blossom and I loved the way her hands almost resembled a shape of a heart.
COINAPHOTO: What techniques did you use to capture this photograph?
LAURA: I used a Canon 6D with a 85 1.8 lens in natural, shaded light. I used a partial spot-metering mode, because I knew that I wanted a vignette and most of the light flowing from the flower towards the outer border of the frame. I then converted it to black and white to add “mood’ to the shot.
COINAPHOTO: As a licensed Art & Commerced Photo VOGUE photographer, what advice can you give other photographers?
COINAPHOTO: What other photographers do you admire?
LAURA: There are many photographers that I admire, too many to list. But the first ones that come to mind, that really speak to me, are Steve McCurry, Paolo Reversi and Annie Leibovitz.
COINAPHOTO: We know you’re a newcomer, but how are you finding CoinaPhoto so far?
LAURA: I haven’t learned everything about the platform just yet, but so far it’s been a fun site to visit and meet other photographers!