Profile – Laura Melrose-Smith

Second year BA Photography student Laura Melrose-Smith is developing her practice shooting fashion in the urban environment, emulating the style of contemporary fashion photography but with a local connection.

“I take a lot of my fashion and photography inspiration from the United States, especially Los Angeles. I wanted to recreate the urban, edgy and feminine style you often see over on Instagram,  but on the streets of Manchester.”

Laura, who recently exhibited her work alongside fellow students as part of Photo UCLan’s Open Practice module, shot using 35mm colour film to give the images an edgy, candid look.

“I am loving the current streetwear high fashion trend currently but I wanted to keep it super feminine and fun but ensuring there’s still an urban element to the images. I shot on 35mm purely because I love the gritty raw vibe you get which relates to the style of the model and location.”

You can see more of Laura’s work on her website.

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