Sunday, February 26, 2012
8. Laurence Laborie
Laurence Laborie was born in the North of France in 1967. Her passion for photography started when she was an adolescent when she discovered an instamatic camera on a public bench in a park. This attraction for the magic of the images will keep on growing, through her brilliant university studies as an engineer and during many traveling experiences in the world. At 24, after graduating, Laurence discovered the fashion universe becoming a model in Paris. This professional path let her discover her true vocation: professional photographer.
In her first years, she shot images in exterior with natural lights, but her research on beauty lead her to elaborated lighting in studio. '' The light that I select for my pictures is the key to captivate beauty and emotion. The woman I love to narrate through my images, is fragile but sensual, sharp but free, she fills the space by her presence''.
Her look on Women and her esthetic quest brought her to sophisticated lights in a elegant, uncluttered setting. There is no doubt Laurence Laborie is one of the most talented artistic fashion photographer of her generation, the awards she received at the Festival de la Photographie de mode à Cannes in 2008 and the Master Hasselblad in 2007, as well as her prestigious list of clients: Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, BMW, Messika Joallerie, Make up for Ever and magazines L'Officiel, Harper's Bazaar, Photo Magazine, GLINT, Open Magazine, Air France Madame etc... confirm that fact. Laurence feminine sensibility allows her the complex artistic synergy of beauty, emotion and sensuality.
Laurence lives in Paris with her husband, Sam and her three kids.