The hut sits quietly in the hills as the valley moves and sighs, but it sits with the effect of a monumental tomb. Defiant. Lavishing its influence, denying its love.

The hut encompasses a person. The overwhelming influence of this place and the loss of its creative patriarch are worked through and transformed into a new legacy through the experience of being and photographing a physical place.

Removed from civilisation to observe, to direct ones gaze. The act and state of looking transforms ones mental attitude or view. Reacting to and experiencing the movements, the sighs, the influence.

Lady into Hut is about transformation. Empirically being, photographing and becoming a place.

“Transformation stories are the means by which we make sense of the world, how we see the connections that, ‘the materialisation of our age’ misses, and they belong to the universe that is ordered, not by reason alone, but by imagination, a universe in which change is the only constant”

John Burnside, foreword (2008), Lady into Fox by David Garnett

Lady into Hut is a work in progress, 2012.

 

Laura studied Graphic Design and worked as a Creative Designer and Photo Editor before pursuing her love of making photographs in 2005.

Her body of work, The Letting Go, “a rich and personal view on perceptions of women”, has been featured in publications including the British Journal of Photography, Firecracker, 1000 Words and Uncertain States. It has recently been exhibited at Oblong Gallery, East Gallery, Four Corners and London Festival of Photography.

Hynd regularly photographs for editorial clients including Telegraph Magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, Independent Magazine, Independent New Review, Wall Street Journal amongst others. She is a Visiting Lecturer at several UK Universities.

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