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by Laura Forest

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Keeping in touch

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CPH | LHR | CPT | STO | AKL

CPH | LHR | CPT | STO | AKL

Sometimes we all have to do something a little bit crazy. Achieving dreams takes sacrifice, risk and adventure. A little while ago we wondered what it would look like to live and work overseas, forging relationships with our inspirations and respected leaders in our fields. This seed has taken root and we are overturning our Auckland lives to make the…read more →

Buddha Billboard

Buddha Billboard

This will be my last post on my current blog and website, so I’m glad it is such a milestone for me. I flew to Wellington for the opening of A Mustard Field of the Mind by artist Tiffany Singh – a dear friend, collaborator and inspirational social artist. My contribution to this exhibition is an arts billboard at Bartley…read more →

Change: the only constant thing

Change: the only constant thing

This will be one of the last posts on this website as I know it, and I’m thrilled about that. I’m working with Amane Cg, designer and illustrator, to rebrand Laura Forest and The Chef and Photographer. This website will be coming down soon, and a portfolio site showing what I do best will replace it. I’ll be setting up…read more →

Looking back, flying forwards

Looking back, flying forwards

This is my festive update and a close for the year. I chose a picture taken in December last year. Why? Because this single tui, staring back into into the past, is a symbol of so much hope and courage to me. I feel this is a fitting image with which to end the year and reflect on some highlights….read more →

Dahlias, Dragons, Details and Dreams

Dahlias, Dragons, Details and Dreams

As per my usual style, I save up lots of updates and then get lost thinking about where to start. I’ll begin with Dahlias… As I’ve been tending to them for an ARTVent installation for 6 weeks now. My work, An Uncommon Meadow, is an organic reflection on Christmas in Aotearoa… summer, picnics, the outdoors, unexpected adventures. I’ve loved watching people…read more →

After Artweek!

After Artweek!

Since Artweek I have been organising the upcoming First Thursdays and shot for Uptown Arts Trust, The Chef and Photographer, Stafford Road Wine Bar, Art in the Dark, Auckland Council Parks, Tiffany Singh, Nautilus Estate, Taste Auckland, Mojo Coffee Cartel and Prometheus. I’ve photographed chairs, cake, food, artworks, artists, gannets, portraits, coffees, landscapes, buildings and beautiful rose cuvée. It’s been…read more →

Artweek Auckland

Artweek Auckland

I’ve had the honour of working with artists and creative organisations to develop an events programme for K Road during Artweek, which runs 11-20th October. K Road is such a vibrant hub for practioners, galleries, independent studios and shared creative working spaces: it has the perfect infrastructure and culture for collaboration and community-based projects. I was interviewed about K Road…read more →

ArtDEGO 2013: Flesh and Flowers

ArtDEGO 2013: Flesh and Flowers

Thanks to the Kingsize Studio scholarship opportunity I’ve been able to explore and execute an idea that has long been simmering in my mind. I’ve made a series of still life works exploring food and plants, our incongruous relationship with the concept of what is edible, and what is appealing. I also made my first time-lapse video showing the elaborate…read more →

Good Magazine, Air New Zealand, The Ballet Banquet, 100 days and more…

Good Magazine, Air New Zealand, The Ballet Banquet, 100 days and more…

It’s been a month of celebration and abundance for me. Working for Air New Zealand to produce their Love Is In the Air media was a massive start to last week. It was an honour to spend so much time with Lynley & Ally and meet their family, as well as Jesse Tyler Fergusson and his husband Justin. The international…read more →