Enchanting us with her exceptional film roll today is the wonderful Laurel Guido, a 22-year-old freelance photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. Falling in love with photography from an early age and inspired by the fairytales and storybooks within her childhood, she delivers an amazingly self-assured collection of shots that is both captivating as it is poetic.
With her delicate and sensual style, it’s refreshing to see such a young artist produce such dazzling works.
“My work is always a type of art therapy for myself, to create a world that doesn’t fully exist in our sense of reality – my world holds specific emotions, but mostly is one of safety and serenity.”
We recently caught up with Laurel and asked her about this particular shoot:
“These shots were taken in the natural light coming through the giant windows of my apartment. Our set up was very simple; I had a vase full of dried flowers and petals and took my fluffy white blanket from off my bed, setting it on the wooden floor. My model, Veronica, is a wonderful model whom I worked with before. She brought with her a bag of light and airy garments. With the fragility of the flowers and the delicacy of her clothes, we created an atmosphere of femininity.”
When asked what she felt made a great roll of film, she answered:
“The elements that I think go into creating a great collection of images would be passion and inspiration. Without any of that passion – or even a story within your own mind, one may become lost. For me, creating a photoshoot is about the story behind it. While some of my favorite shoots have been random and spontaneous with friends, the most rewarding ones have been planned out, allowing me to explore the recesses of my mind while connecting to an inner peace.”
To see more of Laurel’s wonderful photography, please visit:
Camera – Canon EOS Rebel
Film – Kodak Gold 200
Model: Veronica Avina
Assistant: Patrick Arvia