[A]nalog pioneers from Petra Collins to Harley Weir have been influential in the growing film renaissance in fashion photography. Swapping hyper-stylised tableau for an ethereal, almost documentary-style image is now du jour on Instagram.
The next scene-stealer to follow? Meet New Zealand-born, London-based photographer Laura Allard-Fleischl, set on capturing youth and fashion through a mysterious, unguarded and cinematic lens. “I really like to create images that feel like a still from a film with a sense of a narrative and strong character roles,” Laura tells HUNGER. “Fashion photography allows you to have that bit more control over those sorts of elements.”
“I think I gravitate mostly towards other photographers who also employ very cinematic techniques in their work. More documentary style photographers than fashion photographers, from Joel Sternfeld and Joel Meyerowitz to William Eggleston and Nan Goldin.”
“I have folders and folders of film stills from all the movies I’ve watched on my laptop,” she adds. “I like that if you’re presented with a single shot it can still affect you on an emotional level and that you sort of make up your own narrative based on how it makes you feel.”
Check out Laura’s dreamy Los Angeles diary series below and follow her on Instagram here.