Laura Benwell is a freelance photographer from Birmingham who specialises in portraiture, music and live events. Laura has shot various artists and events ranging from independent and local gigs, to arena venues and well known festivals. Her work has been used as promotional material on Spotify and Apple music for a range of brands across multiple platforms.
During her time at LBU she has photographed the ARIA Awards as well as popular festivals such as Nozstock and Boomtown. Laura has her own blog and youtube channel under the name ‘Ifoughtthelaur’ where she discusses travel, fashion, music and lifestyle. She focuses much of her work around feminism and creating societal change and aspires to work as an editor in the magazine industry after completing her master’s degree.
Laura’s project, ‘Stretching Legs’, is a series of portraits capturing students and young professionals in Leeds during the UK Coronavirus lockdown. Each photograph includes a word or phrase that summarises the year 2020 from the personal perspectives of those involved in the project.