Laurie Carter | Writer/Photographer

Artist’s Statement – Biography

I think of myself as a writer/photographer. For me, the two are inextricably entwined. When I photograph a subject, it is nearly always with an eye to complementing the written word for a book or article already in progress or yet to be determined. Often my photographs help me to form the words, while the words I have in mind sometimes suggest the image I need to make.

Since 2012, my primary focus has been the life and travels of Emily Carr, the peerless artist and author who inspires me every single day. I have travelled to virtually every location in British Columbia where she lived or worked. The resulting travel/biography trilogy, Emily Carr’s BC, is my effort to put her experiences into context for a modern audience.

And the journey continues … Another book is under way.