Born in 1990, in the countryside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Laura-Lynn Petrick has practiced analogue photography since the age of sixteen. She is a graduate of Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts in Popular Culture. She focused on Analog Photography at Ryerson University. Petrick is living and working in Toronto, Canada.
Petrick develops an intimate and empathetic relationship with her subjects. Through her photography she explores both the earthly and the supernatural, capturing naturalistic relationships, kinetic energies, everyday culture, and emotions. Her work documents the dynamic aura of individuals and the sublime qualities of nature. Her works follows contemporary countercultures, specifically music scenes in North America. The photographs often depict the iconography of Canadiana and Americana. Her images are ideologically associated with nostalgia, the remembrance of a moment in time. Directly from the film negative, Petrick's versatile work is shot on 35mm and 120mm, with a standard of naturalness.
Laura-Lynn Petrick has exhibited her photographs internationally, having over four solo shows between 2012-2014 in Toronto, and a consistent participation in several international group shows. Petrick's shown in galleries in New York, Paris, London, Buenos Aires, Montreal, Thunder Bay, Niagara, Iowa, Gothenburg, and London. She is working with Timeshow Press in France on an upcoming feature photography book. Petrick just shot her first short silent super 8 film, "The Mother Road" - currently in post production with Porch Media, Coming in Fall 2016. This summer Petrick created two silent super 8 films, in the Canadian wilderness, with the accompaniment of original Canadian scores.
Laura-Lynn Petrick works closely with musicians and record labels around the globe. She continuously documents their evolution as musicians, working with talents such as Mac DeMarco, Weyes Blood, TOPS, Whitney, Hinds, Allah-Las, Juan Wauters, Alvvays, The Molochs, Homeshake, Michael Rault, Calvin Love, Nick Waterhouse, Tasseomancy, Chastity Belt, Quilt, Real Estate, Cosmonauts, Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Alex Izenberg, Amen Dunes, Zola Jesus, A Place to Bury Strangers, Doomsquad, Tess Parks, Sean Nicholas Savage, Alex Calder, Frigs, Pet Sun, Sunshine & the Blue Moon, Cotillon, Jacco Gardner, STACEY & Connan Mockasin. Petrick has directed, shot and edited numerous over 17 music videos for global record labels, using various mediums of analog film.
In addition to her role as a music documentarian, Petrick has also shot several lookbooks for the international fashion company, American Apparel, and Canadian independent fashion companies Rightful Owner, Untitled & Co, and Penny Arcade Vintage. Petrick recently shot a campaign for Cundari Ad Agency, for Meridian Credit Union.
Recently published in Interview Magazine, i-D Magazine, Spin Magazine, RUSSSH Magazine, Baeble Music, Village Voice, Bristol Live Magazine, The Huffington Post, Spin Magazine, Bullett, The New York Observer, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, Nylon Magazine, Relix Magazine, DIY Magazine, No Tofu Magazine, Dazed & Confused, The Washington Post, Toronto Star, Clash Magazine, The Editorial Magazine, NME Magazine, and The Fader Magazine.
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