In this great new monthly column, photographer Holly Falconer chats to her favorite artists asking them to sum up the highlights of their career so far in five photos and five questions. First up she talks to award winning photographer Laura Pannack, who she’s been friends with since they worked together back in 2008. It turned out they were almost-neighbours and they’ve been mates ever since. Below Holly introduces Laura's work and chats to her about the relationship between photographer and sitter, winning the World Press Photo award, working with British Naturists and taking inspiration from an old Romanian folk tale.
Laura is a London-based photographer whose intuitive, sensitive eye translates into work that has seen her win first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards, as well as the John Kobal New Work Award for last year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. She favours research-lead social documentary and portraiture projects, and some of her most mesmerising work has included her studies of Young British Naturists, as well as her portraits of 'Young Love' a series on young teenage couples. Her commercial clients have included Samsung, Dove, Vodaphone and Nike. She also gives a great manicure and is truly the best person to grab a drink with, as she’s pretty much a wine connoisseur.