Sometimes when I’m shooting a person or a model, I have a particular mood in mind. When I photograph Laurie however, she brings the mood. Our shoots flow organically, trickling from one look to the other, but always with an air of feminine strength. For this shoot we collaborated purely by chance with fellow Toowoomba photographer, Theresa Hall. Sharing Theresa’s breathtaking new studio space, we worked around and with each other to create a number of looks for Laurie’s portfolio. I love that without competition, pretence or jealousy we could all work on the same project spontaneously. Laurie wears a vintage slip. Managed by Katz Models, Laurie is a powerhouse of ambition and talent. Not only is she a fantastic model but is an emerging visual artist. My first solo shoot with Laurie after meeting her at a photoplay session still remains one of my favourite to date. Our session doubled as food for her art portfolio, as she manipulated my photography with gold leaf. You can catch more of Laurie’s artistic projects here. Laurie wears LENNI The Label. Laurie wears a vintage undergarment. Keep an eye on Laurie Oxenford and Theresa Hall. These ladies are so inspirational. For those interested in portfolio shoots, you can find all my contact details here. Styling, hair & makeup by Laurie Oxenford.
All photos by Morgan Smith for Laurie Oxenford & the Morgan Journal.