Laurel Bree Husk is a visual artist specializing in low light photographic experimentation. Her subject interests include festivals & concerts, architectural & natural decay, landscape, and real estate photography. She works with Nikon digital series equipment and currently prefers using the Nikon D90 with a variety of lenses.
Her interest in photography was peaked at the age of 9 during the Philadelphia Folk Festival. There she captured unframed images of people and folk music with film. She studied the art of darkroom developing, pinhole cameras, and composition at Indian Crest Junior High School with Mr. Scudder. At the age of 15 she rediscovered her interest shooting the sky, mountains, and people at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. In 2006 she returned to her love of shooting in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a region with stark contrast between picturesque countryside and suburban wasteland.
Using the experience gained from point-and-shoot cameras, she set out again in the winter to shoot ice in Tullytown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. When she returned to pick up the photos the developer’s compliments further kindled her desire for photography as an artistic career. In 2009 she began exploring digital SLR with the Nikon D90. Since then she studied at Montgomery County Community College, exploring black and white film photography and the darkroom experience under Obed Arango-Hisijara, and digital photography using Photoshop under Walter Plotnick. She wishes to continue her education in photography in all forms in the future.
Laurel Bree worked as press staff in 2013 for Montgomery County Community College’s Mustangs Athletics department (mustangsathletics.com). She was a member of the Photojournalism staff in 2013 for The Naïve Scientist media project.
A photo from her shoot with Jefferson Berry and the Urban Acoustic Coalition, (jeffersonberry.com, facebook.com/J.Berry.UAC) was featured in the Philadelphia Folk Festival 2014 Program. In 2014 Laurel Bree began exploring cinematography, producing a music video for Hip Hop artist Prince Alexander (iamprincealexander.com) with Kaali Productions (facebook.com/KaaliPA). She is currently working as a freelance photographer and in association with Kaali Productions.
From the Photographer:
I am inspired by fellow local photographers, family, and friends. I want to personally thank every one of you who has encouraged me to keep shooting; your love has helped me persevere.