"Laurie Freitag is a self-taught, digital photographer making pictures with her iphone based in Los Angeles, California. Her early years, spent in the Bronx, Coney Island & Far Rockaway, influence her work with themes of family, childhood, memory & home.
Her work has been sold numerous times to private collectors through YourDailyPhotograph via Daniel Miller of the Duncan Miller Gallery in Los Angeles.
Freitag is the Founder and Director of L.A. Photo Curator & N.Y. Photo Curator, online international competitions that promote emerging photographers with the added feature of philanthropy with 20% of each competition's fees donated to various charities.
She is also an independent curator curating for L.A. Photo Curator with the most recent 'Life's Work' competition and also the L.A. Photo Curator's Top 40 images 2019
Freitag was the featured speaker at Pasadena Photography Arts Forum: Photographic Influencers in 2019. Douglas Hill invited her to speak and show her work saying that, "...she is a leading light in the photographic community."
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'In the Garden at Chislehurst':
"This work explores the challenges of adjusting emotionally to the Covid-19 pandemic as a woman who has had an easy life full of good health, work with purpose and security.
When the pandemic came to my world I thought I could handle it. I thought 'I had it all under control' but I spent most evenings stockpiling supplies from Amazon preparing for the worst that was yet to come. My living room is full of boxes of oatmeal, quinoa and pasta, tins of olive oil, and masks and gloves to last, well, awhile!
My days, on the other hand, are spent in a garden as a nanny to a 4 year-old boy, where he pulls berries from a bush to make berry stew and I sit alongside him in the dirt as he 'cooks.' In this world of calm I feel like a child myself, ignorant to the perils of the pandemic.
Using my cell phone, I photograph the world I spend my days in. By exploring the world of nature I have found balance and emotional discovery. I hope that in sharing my journey, others can start their own self-discovery in a fragile world."
'The Lost Years':
"I have been working on 'The Lost Years' since 2012. It documents the years that most adults cannot remember, before the age of seven.
When I left my 20 year career in local TV news, I worked jobs here and there but nothing felt like I had hit the jackpot like when I became a nanny. I went back to school and took every Child Development class offered.
Working with infants and watching them day to day, I was hit with the realization that these wonderful days filled with giggles and struggle would not be something the child would remember. I became their witness to their stories and took on the role of documenter."