Laurie Child’s Photography Artist Bio
Growing up in Montana gave me a fondness for the West and its people. Traveling for work as an environmental scientist has taken me to some stunning places to study the biology and geology. What I have realized is land without people is just that—land. Photography allows me to link people and emotions with the land that makes the West distinct. Through the camera, my heart comes home. My lens and spirit fell for the wild culture of the West, it’s welcoming communities, and their gritty work ethic. Honoring that connection and the love others have for this region is the centerpiece of my work.
My latest personal project involves gold leaf gilding images I captured of the West. Creating iconographic images from our natural world and cultures.