Laura Ferraguto

I began pursuing photography as a hobby in 2015 and have been steadily improving my technical and creative skills since then. I have B.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in painting, but as a photographer I am primarily self-taught. My favorite subject matter includes birds, insects, and native plants.

The majority of my photographs are taken close to home and seek to convey some of the diversity of native flora and fauna found in the metro Boston area. The experience of spending time in nature and observing different species carries equal importance to me as the resulting images. Returning to the same locations over and over again, I’m driven by the discovery of new subjects and new ways of seeing familiar subjects. The more I look, the more I find.

Many of my images are captured using a macro lens, which allows one to render small subjects with detail not possible with the naked eye or a standard lens. Whether it’s the tiny hairs on a bee or the veins of a flower petal, my macro work explores textures and patterns that might otherwise go unseen.

Yehuda Inbar - Stata Center, MIT

Amaryllis #1