Laura Stevens – Paris, France


All photographs ©Laura Stevens – From ‘Us Alone’

Laura Stevens (b.1977, UK) received a Master’s degree in photography from the University of Brighton, England, in 2007. Her work has recently received an Honorable Mention in the Lens Culture Exposure Awards and won a Julia Margaret Cameron Award. In 2011 she exhibited in the Foto8 Summer Show, the Peaches and Cream exhibition in London, and at The Greenlane Gallery in Paris. Recent projects of conceptually led portraiture and constructed narratives base their subject matter on personal relationships, intimacy and the domestic space. Stevens currently lives and works in Paris.

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There are several strong series on Laura’s site. After looking through photographer websites the last few years, I’ve come to really appreciate consistency and nice tight edits. I find it difficult to evaluate portraiture which is why I always look for consistency. I like to see that the photographer can make portraits in different settings, under different circumstances. More often than not I see younger photographers generally making portraits of their peers. That’s fine, but to take the work to the next level I believe you need to move outside of your comfort and raise the stakes. I’m not sure where Laura’s comfort zone maybe, and that’s a good sign for me.


From ‘Us Alone’


From ‘Exiled’


From ‘Exiled’


From ‘Exiled’


From ‘A Woman’s Realm’


From ‘A Woman’s Realm’


From ‘A Woman’s Realm’