Through her love of line, shape and color, Lauren Mitchell captures the aging sprawl and mundaneness of her everyday surroundings in the Sunshine State.
She believes in the power of boring things and the weirdness of children that comes from a beautiful lack of self-awareness. That a majestic mountain landscape and a lost sock on the side of the road have equal photographic weight because it's not what you see but how you see it. She would also like to add that she is continually inspired by her neighborhood, even for the reasons why she very much dislikes it.
Lauren Mitchell received her BA in Graphic Design and Art History from San Diego State. She was born in 1984 to a woman who commuted two hours each day to work in a cubicle and took her daughter to McDonalds so much that she got Happy Meal toys for free.
She currently resides on the Space Coast of Florida with her husband and daughter.