Pictures by Lauren Withrow

Self-taught photographer Lauren Withrow was born 1993 in Plano, Texas. Growing up in a small town, she is now living in a suburb outside of Dallas.

She started taking pictures from the age of 15 with a Canon DSLR  that she borrowed from his father. Impressed by the works of Emmanuel Lubezki, Vincent Van De Wijngaard and Paolo Roversi, she says: “Inspiration, for me, comes from a story or emotion, so more often I find inspiration within films or books”. Honest, emotional, raw, her photography always tells a story that each viewer is able to personalise; it’s a cinematic study of her charachters.

Lauren uses to take self-portraits as an attempt of getting across her emotions. “My portraits are being molded into a way for me to tell a story as if I were an actress. I want to play roles in my photos and not always just be me. Which brings up the part of self portraits that I do not like and that is not always being able to mold myself into the character I want. I’ve taken so many self portraits that are never released because they aren’t believable or did not achieve what I intended. While I feel like my self portraits are some of my strongest work with showing emotions, the story is not there yet. I want there to be a story behind a series of images and not be seemingly random self portraits in different settings. ”

www.laurenwithrow.com

Lauren Withrow

Lauren Withrow

Lauren Withrow

Lauren Withrow

Lauren Withrow

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About the Author

Elisabetta Carli is the photo Editor of Positive Magazine.
Graduated in graphic design and art direction in Milan, she's currently studing Swedish Film and Television Culture at Stockholm University.

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