“I’m at my best working on tricky briefs; making simple, ordinary things look beautiful and interesting”

As an only child, Laurie amused himself with inventions, constructions and photography. From the very start he proved himself to be intuitive and talented. At 15 years of age he had already started amassing his impressive portfolio; he had won a record-breaking number of prizes as the youngest member of the Southampton Camera Club and his first picture was published in the local newspaper.

Age 17 he went to work for the late Donald S. Herbert, the then President of the Royal Photographic Society. Influenced by the likes of Renger-Patzsch, Laurie saw beauty in industry. He photographed grimy production machinery, sterile pharmaceutical manufacturing and volatile chemical reactors.

The British Institute of Incorporated Photographers could no longer ignore Laurie’s submissions and were compelled to induct him at the age of 20, one year younger than the minimum age for applicants. He was soon promoted to an Associate and set up his own photographic studio in 1970. His portfolio flourished, boasting accomplished photography in diverse fields including commercial advertising, food and travel.

Laurie has gained international recognition and won numerous awards for his advertising work including D&AD, AOP, and Campaign Press, and has also been listed in the prestigious Luerzers Archive Top 200 Photographers.

“I regard Laurie as one of London’s most underrated photographers”
Simon Morris. AOP, IMAGE magazine. issue 385.