“You never quite know, especially earlier in your career, if you have defined a noticeable personal aesthetic – not until you can look back on a body of work and recognise that link, which I finally feel has happened for me.”
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Lauren Bamford has an original eye for colour and composition that you don’t often see in photography. Spending most of her time between Melbourne and Sydney, Bamford is developing a seriously impressive reputation for her beautiful collection of works.
Bamford knew she wanted to become a photographer since she was 15, but was unsure how to make it happen, especially because she didn’t want to be a wedding or portrait studio photographer.
“There was a very big chunk of time between finishing my photography studies in Sydney, and then actually making a living off of it, that I spent working in (what I considered at the time) to be dead end jobs. I took the leap of faith into full freelance life almost two years ago now and have just been trying to keep up with the pace of my schedule so far, it’s been wild!” Bamford says.
And man, has that decision paid off. She regularly works alongside the best food and interior stylists in Australia and has had her work featured in everything from fine art gallery exhibitions, to books, brands, and media, including Yen Magazine, Dumbo Feather, The Guardian, GQ, Inside Out and The Wall Street Journal.
Bamford has a unique personal style and aesthetic, and the colour palates she employs result in incredibly dreamy photographs. She aims to capture things as ‘naturally’ as possible.
“My personal work is all very documentary based and I look for interesting colour palettes and compositions that catch my eye. You never quite know, especially earlier in your career, if you have defined a noticeable personal aesthetic – not until you can look back on a body of work and recognise that link, which I finally feel has happened for me,” Bamford explains.