New A Life, Still Submission!
Laura “Blue” Greene
Nature’s Simple Pleasures
Randolph Community College, Asheboro, NC
24” x 30” vertically framed
As a photographer, it is exciting to experience new perspectives, and to look for things in nature that may go unnoticed by others.
The discovery of a patch of mushrooms on the edge of my backyard renewed in me a creative spark. I first photographed them in their natural habitat and enjoyed the feeling of being “lost” in their beauty. The next day, I gently removed two of them for an indoor studio design to be included in my large format portfolio. The earth tone hues from the oxidized pieces of metal used as a backdrop blended well with the slightly dried up mushrooms—-a perfect combination.
My passion and love of nature is a constant source of inspiration to me. It continues to bring wonderful surprises to my photographs, as it did with this still life of simple mushrooms from my yard.
Bio: Laura Greene, also known by the nickname “Blue” is a graduate from UNC-Charlotte and currently a second year photojournalism major at Randolph Community College. Her curiosity in photography began at an early age as she would watch her father spend time in his darkroom as he pursued his hobby. Laura has been fortunate to have photographs published in North Carolina’s “Our State” magazine in previous years. In 2011, her career working for a major financial corporation performing various duties in communications and multimedia ended. With this chapter in her life closing, this gave her the opportunity to further her education and pursue her passion in photography. After completing school in 2013, she will look for opportunities to work in photojournalism in addition to visually capturing images that continue to inspire her and viewers of her work.