Falling down houses, grungy buildings, I love them all.Look Closer
laurie baker United States
"Artistic Grunge" is an artsy style that runs through Laurie Baker's art. It represents how real life looks; not as a pretty painting, but with life's dirt, grime and imperfections.
Laurie is a digital photo artist who began by using a computer in the early 1990's for its primary function; communication. Because of her love of photography, art and design she soon started experimenting with digital graphics which lead to her desire to produce art and share it with others.
She doesn't seek to shoot that "perfect photograph", "it's probably already been done by someone somewhere anyway", she states. Her goal is to take that photo, combine it with textures, typography and other graphics to produce a composite that feels more organic. Her inspiration comes from urban decay, architecture, animals, flowers, pods and weeds.
She describes her art as moody, dreamy, whimsical, surrealistic and often fun.
Laurie has been published in "Living the Photo Artistic Life" volumes 1-17, 19-23, 25, 27-30 and in Creative B&W Photo Artistry volumes 1-2, issuu, Inc. She exhibits her art at Creative Design Custom Framing and Gallery and Rachel's Fine Dining in Alamogordo, NM.