The Burlton Ten has been a big success, so we figured our fearless followers might like to learn a little more about Laura and her series.
Favorite fairy tale?
Probably Little Red Riding Hood. I also love Alice in Wonderland, but strictly speaking, I guess that is not a fairy tale.
Best part of creating "Dreams in Chalk"?
Working with my daughter and making her into all of these characters! I also love researching ideas for the series. Reading and learning about new things, and just creating in general.
Digital or analog?
For this project, Analog. I shoot it all with a Holga using Ilford film.
Why you are a photographer?
Hmmm... Well, I have been interested in it from as long as I can remember, and my father was into photography when I was a kid. However, when I really got into it as an art form was about 12 or so years ago. I was getting back into painting and drawing, but my daughter kept getting into my supplies and adding her own touches. This grew a bit tiresome, so I switched to photography. One day I may go back to painting, but for now, this will do. Plus, I do get to draw for this series as well!
Favorite camera to shoot with?
My Holga, but I also love my Canon 5D mk2.
If you weren't making art, what would you be doing?
I would probably be a hairdresser.
If at first you don't succeed, keep trying.
Who or what inspires you?
My kids. Fairy tales. Movies. Books. Life.
Any new projects you want to tell us about?
At the moment I am working on expanding the series. I have started using different models as well. This may develop into another series in time.
Dinner party. 10 guests. Who do you invite?
Dr. Who (the 11th one)
My grandmother and grandfather, right after they got married
Sleeping On It
Standing on the Stars