Hi, I’m Laura Short! Please take a look around.
I am very minimal in my work so you will not find a lot of props in anything other than a few elements from nature. I am drawn to neutrals and blacks and whites in my work. Everything is basic and focuses more on the beauty of the person in the image. I jive most with children so I have chosen them as my body of work. I am also known as the horror photographer in my town and I think the children love it also. I like to recreate characters in images from my childhood or what is popular today.
Yes, children do smile in a lot of my photographs but I have chosen an age to showcase the beauty that happens to also be the “awkward age” for most kids and they are shy to smile. Smiling is something that I do ask for in some photographs but is not necessary. I like the strong emotional connection and smiles might be distracting. But yes, I do take at least one smile per pose.
I am a Baltimore native now living in Denville. I take very limited commissions in Baltimore now.
Laura is an award-winning contemporary fine art photographer located in Denville, NJ.
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