Laurie Anne is also a professional psychic medium and has an extensive background in Alternative Health Care with over 25 years experience in osteopathic, emotional, somatic and neuro-acoustic therapies. In 2012, Laurie Anne made the decision to retire the alternative health care side of her practice and integrate her psychic skills with her passion for portrait & documentary photography, emanating from a deep compassion for the human condition.
“My love of photography is people-centric, regardless of gender, culture or religion. I very much enjoy feeling and capturing the subliminal stories, characteristics and idiosyncrasies that often elude normal observation but once seen are deeply familiar to the observer. I believe we can all detect inauthenticity in a portrait much like we are all psychic to some degree. Approaching a subject with openness and respect, I use my intuition to gently navigate and evoke endearing genuine expression. To have the opportunity to capture a hint of the narrative of a person is a great honour. My responsibility is to remain receptive and non-judgmental, hold a safe space, offer organic direction and click the shutter at the right moment. When the essence of a person suddenly dances in front of me, time stops and all I can think is ‘seize the moment’. When you look beyond the camera, become present with yourself, breath, ‘let go’ and drop a little bit of your veneer, I have a great chance of capturing who you really are, your true beauty. Let me in and I’ll do my best to gently find you.”