Laura Creecy is a self-taught photographer, heavily influenced by two diametric styles: 1930’s & 40’s Documentary FSA, which strove to capture people and places realistically in their environments, and cinema mise-en-scene, where in fictional environments, every attention to detail is perfected. However, both styles strive to tell a story within a single frame.
“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created.”
I rarely work in the confines of studio, preferring to adventure out into the world searching for objects and faces that inspire and amuse my imagination. Intrigued with contrasting colors, textures, movement, and light, each photograph I create presents ordinary people or objects in a heightened reality. I only use the natural light available to me in each location I shoot in, whether an outdoor sunset or a grungy LA night club. I have worked as a photojournalist and fine art photographer blending both styles as a culmination my study of Live Burlesque.
After receiving an MFA in film and electronic media from American University, I moved to Los Angeles to pursue film editing and digital color correction. I have over 10 years experience as an feature and documentary editor. Because of my background with digital raw SLR photography, I easily transitioned into file-based cinema workflows, working closely since 2008 with the Red MX Camera, the first digital raw motion picture camera.
As an artist, I have produced work in all forms of visual media, including photography, film, animation, theater, web design, graphic design, pastel, and mixed media. Throughout my career, I have directed art and theater programs, and lectured and taught all ages photography, digital video production, and animation.