Killer Art: LalaLauren

I love horror photography. There are so many different styles of horror to shoot – creepy, gory, disturbing, monsters, scary, all of the above at once… and I really love when photographers explore various subgenres of horror through their work. LaLaLauren is a great example of a killer artist who does just that. A friend introduced me to her photography through Facebook and her portfolio just keeps on expanding. It’s safe to say there are more than a few prints I’d love to hang in my living room! Her horror interests are diverse and her creativity isn’t limited to one media – check out LaLaLauren’s killer photography!

GT: What sparked your interest in Horror?

LaLaLauren: Well, when I was a kid, I was terrified of all horror movies, ghosts, aliens, the dark. You name it, I was afraid of it. Actually, all thanks to the movie Poltergeist and that damn clown… go figure. I somehow was still able to read Fear Street books and Stephen King novels and had no problem with them. Odd, right? After realizing how silly it was that I was afraid to SEE a movie that was scary, but had no problem reading these books, I started watching every horror film I could! The remake of House on Haunted Hill and also playing horror-related video games such as Resident Evil and Silent Hill were the start of my new true love.

GT: What’s your favorite style of Horror to photograph?

LaLaLauren: I love it all, honestly. The more gruesome, the better! I love fake blood and even make my own. Edible and non-edible.

GT: What are some of your horrific inspirations and muses?

LaLaLauren: A lot of foreign horror films inspire my ideas! Lots of stuff no one has ever heard of until the remake comes out a year later (haha!).

Also, watching the news will inspire some ideas for a shoot or for a story to write. The real world is a hell of a lot scarier than where my mind goes sometimes.

GT: Do you pursue any other forms of art or is photography it?

LaLaLauren: I write! I’m in the process of three movie scripts. One paranormal based, another revenged based, and the last is a zombie film!

I always have too many ideas going on, so I always carry around my camera, a pen, and a notebook in case inspiration hits! Lately, I’ve been doing mostly photography, but some time in the very near future you’ll see a script of mine out there.

GT: Who are your favorite artists?

LaLaLauren: Jamie Henderson – he does all of my horror-themed tattoos and is hands down one of the best artists I’ve ever had the pleasure of being friends with, Joel Peter Witkin – I thank Kat Von D for mentioning this artist to me when I had met her at a book signing. He’s amazing, and oh so morbid! Francisco Goya – his depiction of Saturn eating his child is just… intense!

GT: Do you have a favorite Horror villain/monster?

LaLaLauren: Freddy Krueger! He’s witty, he’s creepy, he’s a sicko. I love every single Nightmare on Elm Street film EXCEPT the horrendous remake. It’s not a Freddy movie if it’s not Robert Englund.

GT: What message(s) do you hope to convey through your photography?

LaLaLauren: Creepy CAN be beautiful.

LaLaLauren, thank you so much for letting us get to know you a bit better! The Murder-Hers of Gores Truly look forward to your future projects and wish you the best with your screenplay writing! Please keep us updated with your work.

LaLaLauren Photography on Facebook

Shoot her an e-mail: lalalaurenphotography@yahoo.com

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About Boris

Paralegal by day, Murder-Her by night. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, performing, roller derby, and costuming in addition to immersing herself in a variety of horrific worlds via literature, art, video games, comics, music, haunted attractions, and cinematic adventures. From zombies to slashers, creature features to B-movies, and psychological thrillers to supernatural stories, Boris is into many different subgenres of horror.