Growing up between Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York, Laura Plansker got her start in photography as a child, taking pictures of dolls having tea parties and stuffed animals hanging from trees in her backyard. In conjunction with photography she has spent many years set decorating and constructing miniatures for both film and commercials. It is through this combination of fields that her work has developed into the detailed world of photo-dioramas. Her overwhelming desire to jump the boats at Disney Land rides and live among the animatronic puppets or to climb inside the TV set to explore the worlds of Rankin and Bass’ holiday films has been a great influence for creating her own magical worlds. Laura currently lives in Los Angeles and continues trying to create a photo-diorama that one day she might crawl into and never return.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable. Walt Disney