"I carry out some work as a freelance documentary photographer, specifically working on farms-the is where I met a lonely gentleman named David."
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Alright, now for the interview! Firstly Lauren, how would you best describe yourself?
Our readers would love to get to know you more Lauren. Tell us about yourself, why you are passionate about what you do, and your journey so far.
I picked up my first camera when I was about eight years old and fell in love with the idea of capturing images.
Since that age, I have turned a passion into a vocation. Studying Photography at A-level before finishing school and furthering my education to carry out a degree in BA Photography in England.
My main specialities and points of interest are Documentary and Lifestyle, and Fine Art.
I also enjoy experimenting with a wide range of experimental techniques, and have been working with Film in darkrooms for a few years now.
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What are your goals and how do you see yourself progressing in the field Lauren?
The ultimate goal would be to become a freelance photographer, working within the industry and meeting some interesting people that share the same creative vision as I do.
How do you communicate with people Lauren? Are you patient? Are you friendly? How open are you to clients’ requirements?
I am an open and friendly person who is keen to please and work with people. I aim to fulfil my client's requirements to the best of my ability-aiming to go above and beyond to make sure that they are happy and receive a pleasant experience from working with me.
If you had to do it over again, what would you change Lauren?
If I were to start again, I'd try to make more contacts.
Who is your hero Lauren, and how have they helped you get to where you are?
I carry out some work as a freelance documentary photographer, specifically working on farms-the is where I met a lonely gentleman named David-i'd say he is my hero as he is so inspiring and introduced me to a wide range of people. I found that it very interesting not only photographing people but also learning about their stories and where they have come from-David helped me see this.
How important are creative education courses Lauren? Have you taken any, and did you find them useful?
I find creative education courses very interesting. I studied Photography and Art at A-level which gave me an understanding of how to be creative and to express yourself. Though it wasn't until I started at university where I study photography that I found my passion for the subject of photography. It is here that I have learnt so many skills that I wouldn't have been able to have practised anywhere else. I can't recommend a creative education enough!
Do you have any tips for someone who is just starting out in the industry?
Take on every challenge you can, and experiment within your field.
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