This is an image of Jon in his bedroom as part of the series YBN ( Young British naturists). Each subject was photographed initially at home with an object that they felt was personal to them. Jon is a keen boxer and chose his gloves. I wanted to explore who these young people were regardless of their interest in naturism. After meeting each subject at home I organized over 30 trips to naturist sites across the UK over a 2 year period , bringing together these young strangers who all share a passion for naturism.
Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton Central Saint Martins College of Art and LCC. Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London. In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA. She was awarded the Vic Odden by The Royal Photographic Society award for a notable achievement in the art of photography by a British photographer aged 35 or under. She was a judge for the 2015 World Press Photo awards and divides her time between teaching, completing assignments and working on her personal projectsBACK TO PHOTO