As an international photographic Artist, Laura has been creating images for over a decade. Using a medium format, Hasselblad film camera made in 1957, she chooses to work in black and white as it elegantly simplifies the image, leaving it raw, stripped back, honest and timeless.
Laura splits her time between Scotland and Morocco and this new body of work, all shot using 120 roll film, includes images taken on the GPC photographic tour to the Sahara Desert in November 2016.
Inspired by time and threshold, Laura strives to capture ‘Anima Locus’ – the spirit of a place, thereby, creating a complex simplicity, which reflects esoteric spirit and culture.
Having previously exhibited work inspired by Celtic storytelling, recent work explores similar themes, which draw on myths and tales from Arabian culture, linking the physical and spiritual worlds.
“Laura Hudson Mackay’s photography captures the essence of the lands through which she journeys in the rarest and most wonderful of ways. Through her lens she reaches the raw magical underbelly, which so often escapes travellers.”
– Tahir Shah, Author and Filmmaker