These photographs are taken from a series of images entitled Two Worlds. The pictures capture a few of the endless momentary reflections and visions which appear and then disappear never to exist in exactly the same way again – like brief glimpses into another world – pop-up places which reveal themselves in the most normal of scenes. They are all taken in and around UK city waters including the River Don and Sheffield Canal. With a background in photojournalism Laura’s work is usually concerned with people so she challenged herself to look at something else: “I found myself walking along Sheffield canal quite often, a mainly industrial area which looks onto the backs of manufacturing businesses and brothels. I loved to see that old nature meets industry thing happening there but the patterns in the water revealed another place too. Focussing in different ways completely altered what could be seen in the same stretch of water. I would search out a scene to focus on but then… a falling leaf, a passing cloud, a gust of wind and the scene was gone forever. When something like it reappeared it was different.”
Originally from Liverpool Laura now lives in Sheffield where she studied for an MA in Philosophy which she hopes now helps to inform her work. She has spent the past ten years or so living in Barcelona, Derbyshire and Yorkshire working as a news photographer and photojournalist and her images and writing are published both nationally and internationally. She also works photographing weddings, films, portraits and more artistic ventures.