Louise was born in St Ives in Cornwall in 1966 and spent all of her childhood growing up in this fantastic county. She acquired her first SLR camera in 2012 and this opened up a whole new world of creativity and very quickly became her passion. It was a steep learning curve and a matter of a lot of trial and error, but as she began to master the various techniques, she started to produce some beautiful and unique images.
Louise’s work is varied, but her key passion is the Cornish light and how it interacts with the Cornish landscape and sea. She produces many beautiful images predominately around the Northern Cornish coast, one of her favorite areas. Her preferred time of day for working is the evening time when she can take full advantage what the gorgeous sunsets have to offer. She uses a technique of under exposure to produce images that have rich, vivid and dramatic colour and softness. In 2019, she began to turn her sights to night time and astro photography, and in July 2020, her image 'Kynance Cove Under the Milky Way' was shortlisted in the top 15 in the 'Sir Patrick Moore's Best New Comer' by the Royal Museum Greenwich, from 5200 images in over 70 countries worldwide.
The recent lockdowns have given Louise plenty of time to explore and experiment with new ideas and techniques, which has led to a new style of photography. Inspired by photographers such as Valda Bailey, Lynne Douglas and Andrew Gray, she has developed her own unique impressionist style. Her new images "Impressions of Cornwall" are full of feeling, movement and have a dream-like quality. She goes beyond the image and conveys an emotion and a real sense of place. As with her earlier work, Louise is obsessed with light, in particular how it plays on the water, and using long exposure and lots of in-camera movement, she is able to capture the light as it reflects and bounces off the sea. Lose yourself in the moment, evoking a distant memory or a half remembered dream, taking you back to the places you love.