Laurel (b. 1983)  is a photographer, writer, and creative director based in the San Francisco Bay area. Her work explores the unique power that the natural world has on humans: how it shapes us, how it helps us, how it allows us to better understand ourselves and our place in the broader world. In 2018 and 2019, she traveled the U.S. solo with her dog Ella, who makes frequent appearances in her work.