“I think of most relationships as manifestations of our fantasies. We have an ideal fantasy of who our partner is and we maintain that fantasy”
“Photography is an industry with a beautifully open culture. You can be from anywhere and have any background and still be accepted”
Laura Pannack, one of the exhibiting photographers in BJP’s Portrait of Britain 2017, speaks about the art of good portrait photography.
Award winning documentary filmmaker and director Charlie Russell spends a day exploring what inspires acclaimed portrait photographer Laura Pannack to continue her ongoing project ‘The Walks’.
“I feel like time is slipping away, and I’ve always had a sense that time is moving too fast,” says photographer Laura Pannack as we sit down to discuss her latest body of work. “I just have this fear that I’m a grain of sand, that I am not making the most of the time I have here. It’s not just about this inner pressure to be productive, it’s about an appreciation of time.” Pannack’s anxieties over the passage of time are not unusual, but universal. In an era where technology allows us to be inundated with our peers’ every success, our perceptions of time and achievement have become warped, giving us somewhat damaging illusions over our own measures of accomplishment. The London-based photographer need not to worry – at least for now. Pannack has just received the coveted Getty Prestige Grant, awarding her $15,000 to realise the continuation of her project Youth Without Age, Life Without Death. For her latest undertaking, Pannack set about unravelling the myths, culture and tradition of the rural Romanian …