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VISUAL Q&A: Michele Laurita (NSFW)

29.04.2019

Los Angeles based photographer Michele Laurita, grew up a child actor. As an LA native, she was born into a creative home. Michele started taking photographs, utilizing her own darkroom, at the age of 8. Michele worked on a TV series with Elizabeth Shue, where she photographed the actress. Elizabeth liked the images so much, she shared them with the agency CAA. Since then Michele has been working in the field as a professional photographer. We asked Michele questions, questions that could only be answered with images…

Who are you?

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A female artist who loves to dream in visuals and bring them to life.

Why photography?

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I have always had an affinity to capture time, to sentimentalize it, to express who I am though this art form that has captured me since childhood.

What is your trademark photographic style?

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Cinematic

What truly inspires you?

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Everything! Colors are very important to me, sounds, emotions, a discussion I have with a lover…

Where do you go when you close your eyes?

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To sleep, haha, dreams really…

Where is home for you?

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The hills east of Los Angeles, Glendale, California and Mammoth Lakes, California.

How would you describe your lifestyle?

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Casual, living with my love of decorating and architecture.

What makes a great shot?

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Anything can be considered a great shot if you love it and want to present it to the viewer.

How do you view the world?

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As a place of wonder, and pure beauty. Also a place with social city decay at times, tragic and beautiful.

What is an important lesson you have learned?

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Try to not squander an opportunity, give it everything you have.


Written by Rowynn Dumont


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