Laura Zalenga grew up in the south of Germany spending her days in hammocks and tree houses reading books. She really enjoyed books that had a small chance of actually happening, so she took that interest and applied it to her photography, adding just a tiny bit of surreal which borders on fantasy and reality. She discovered photography when she was eighteen years old, but was declined admittance to photography school, so decided to pursue education as an architect, following in her mother’s footsteps. While she finished her architectural coursework, it was clear to her that she still wanted to be a photographer, so she pursued photography as a profession after her graduation and became very happy.
Even though Laura was very fulfilled in her choice to pursue photography, she describes building her career as a very slow process, with a lot of small breaks allowing her to build a clientele and audience large enough to support herself. She had parents who were also self-employed, so the uncertainties of that kind of lifestyle were familiar and she was able to ride the ups and downs being a solo entrepreneur would inevitably bring.
While Laura admits to having a little luck along her way, she’s also has a tenacity that feeds her success. She seems to be incapable of giving up once something captures her interest, which compels her to pursue new and interesting things and drives her work forward.
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