“Lara has been an instrumental part of a programme designed to improve the general quality of photography within the Porsche Network. Over the past 2 years, Lara has visited almost every Dealer in the Network to carry out local training courses. Her enthusiasm and knowledge has proven invaluable in engaging with people who have skillsets ranging from degree level to little or indeed no prior experience of photography. Her adaptability has ensured every training session has been tailored to a level appropriate for the individuals and therefore maximised the learning opportunity. Lara has a strong understanding of the needs of the programme and the nuances of the Brand which are absolutely paramount in ensuring consistent and sustainable success.”
Porsche Business Excellence
“Lara supported our son in developing his Photography Skills for his A Level Photography course. This included supporting the production of his photography books.
Lara provided both inspiration and practical support. Her personal knowledge of the Photographers made development of those artists ideas much more straight forward. She provided her own inspiration for him in developing his images including the use of lithographic and box brownie approaches. She guided his approach to the photography books, ensuring both layout and linkage to artist was sensible and appropriate.
She helped to lift our son’s understanding and enthusiasm for photography which undoubtedly helped to lift his achievements and we thank her for that.”
“I first heard Lara speak at the Leica Gallery in the City of London. The theme of her talk that day was “Through the Night” – the Le Mans 24 hour race and her experience with the Aston Martin race team in the pits and around the circuit. Her stories were illustrated by her marvellous black-and-white photographs. The words and pictures brought everything to life in a way, which is normally unseen by the normal motorsport spectator.
After hearing her lecture at Leica, we invited her to speak in Cheltenham on whisky distilleries, many of which she visited and photographed for her book. To go with her words and pictures, we had a coordinated tutored whisky tasting to match the distilleries in her book. We were able to understand the whole process and differences between the distilleries, thanks to her wonderful pictures, engaging stories and ability to give us a feel for the people, history and beautiful landscape. A Grand Tour round the Highlands, Lowlands and Islands delivered with panache and highly recommended.”
Cancer Surgeon and Past Chairman of the Whisky Association Cheltenham
“Lara and I have been working together over the past two years on a Used Car Photography project. I have found her to be professional, reliable and show a genuine understanding of our business and how it operates. Her efforts with the Network have yielded positive and sustainable results – which can be translated into Used Car enquiry levels and ultimately sales. Above all this, however, is Lara’s bubbly, infectious personality and her ability to connect with Dealership staff at all levels. We have only ever received positive comments on Lara’s work and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending her.”
Porsche Business Excellence (PBE) Manager
Car Stories Exhibition
“Car stories is a beautifully presented exhibition on the relationships between people (from primary school children, to a couple in their 80’s who met working on a parts production line) and cars. We hear stories via photography, the written word, a short animation and radio style broadcast interviews. It is funny and even tear-jerking in equal measure. A social comment, creatively presented.”
“Car Stories’ is a fascinating exhibition, a beautiful meander through automotive history, creatively showcased through photography, stories, art, & animation with bucket loads of enthusiasm & spirit. Meeting the brainchild, & young teams of Primary School children engaged on the exhibition, the enthusiasm was special to witness first hand, beautifully created & presented with fascinating stories to make you think, smile, & realise what this means to people. Personally, seeing young people so enthused and energetic was heart-warming. Very well done Lara, your hard work reflected back from every piece of art to each and every visitor.”