Meet Laura DeNardo

Traditionally trained in the fine arts, I bring a strong and passionate understanding of classic composition to my photographs.

I look for all the possibilities. The angles, the light, the texture—anything to influence the emotion I want my photograph to stir.

Photography offers me a way to share my creative vision of surroundings, objects, nature and places that may otherwise never earn a second glance or a moment’s reflection. In an instant, through the lens of my camera and a fragment of exposure, I am able to make real and visible what some may only sense or even dismiss.

When I see something that captures my attention, I take time to study it. I look for all the possibilities. The angles, the light, the texture—anything to influence the emotion I want my photograph to stir. I like the seductive and dramatic effects of fog and mist, or the juxtaposition of nature in an urban setting. I am always fascinated by the concept that I can look through the lens of my camera, capture the moment and share a different and perhaps unexpected perspective.

I enjoy searching for new images, be it on my block in Baltimore City or in exotic foreign places. During the past several years, I have had the opportunity to photograph in Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Greece, China and Cuba. In between trips I enjoy the beauty of the mid-Atlantic seaboard for my creative inspiration.

RECENT AWARDS
2021 Arts in the Middle

Best Photography

2019 Art on the Square

First Place - Photography

2019 Arts in the Middle

Best Photography

My work has been purchased nationally and internationally. I have had numerous commercial and private clients. My photographs are in the collections of The Greater Baltimore Committee, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Carey Limousine, and Loyola University. Ballard Design, Ethan Allen, and Crate & Barrel have also featured my work. My studio and darkroom are located in the historic waterfront neighborhood of Canton in Baltimore City. I am a native of Ambridge, Pennsylvania. I hold degrees in Art and Elementary Education from Slippery Rock State University. I have also studied at the Pittsburgh Institute of Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, International Center for Photography in New York City and the Maine Media Workshops in Camden, Maine.
— Additional Awards —
  • 2018 Art on the Square: First Place – Photography
  • 2018 Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show: Sand Dollar Award
  • 2018 Arts in the Middle: Second Place
  • 2018 Central PA Festival of the Arts:  Invited Artist
  • 2017 Arts in the Middle: Honorable Mention
  • 2017 Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show:  Sand Dollar Award
  • 2017 Central PA Festival of the Arts:  Invited Artist
  • 2016 Arts in the Middle: Best in Show
  • 2016 Central PA Festival of the Arts:  Award of Merit
  • 2016 Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show:  Award of Merit
  • 2015 Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show: Award of Distinction in Fine Art
  • 2012 Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show:  Judge’s Choice Award
  • 2011 Virginia Beach Boardwalk Art Show:  Award of Distinction