As a girl Louise took pictures on a small Bakelite box brownie camera with a pop-up metal viewfinder and a round translucent red window in the back that showed the number of photos snapped. She froze her friends and the family dog in the overgrown pampas grass of a suburban back yard.
Louise learned darkroom photography at the South Australian School of Art. Later she Joined throngs of adventure seeking youth to explore distant continents and far off cities when communication services were via poste restante. She carried scores of rolls of film in an x-ray proof bag deep in her backpack, documenting her journey over four years.
Louise has a passion for analogue film and alchemy, influencing but not manipulating an image beyond its original intention. She continues to process film in a laundry and hang rolls of negatives to dry in the bathroom. Inspired to explore the unfamiliar in the familiar she re-imagines objects in motion revealing an inseparable and restless relationship between motion and stillness.
Louise lives and works in Adelaide, South Australia.