Many of Williams’ photos involve concepts of concealment and hiding, as parts of the body and face are obscured by smoke, mirrors, and masks. “I like the idea of creating an image that’s perhaps a little less obvious, like an illusion,” she explains, “one that really intrigues the viewer and tries to trick the eye.” Her highly conceptual works embody this idea, inviting the viewer to closely examine every detail in the shot in an effort to learn the story behind each evocative image.
The photographer is inspired by many different things, including dreams, music, nature, light, and other photographers. “Inspiration can come at any time,” she says, “and often when I find it, I’m not specifically looking for it, it just sort of comes to me.”
Laura Williams: flickr