Luisa Whitton – BA (Hons) Photography

Luisa Whitton, LCC, BA (Hons) Photography
RB-2, Asada Laboratory, Osaka - What About the Heart by Luisa Whitton
RB-2, Asada Laboratory, Osaka. What About the Heart by Luisa Whitton

Luisa graduated from BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication in 2013.

What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?

I studied BA Photography and just graduated this year (2013)

What made you choose that particular course?

I wanted to be in London and the course had a good reputation for its industry contacts

What are you working on/where are you working at the moment?

I am still working on my project What About the Heart? I have been travelling around Japan researching and photographing Japanese humanoids; hyper realistic robots, developed by scientists to explore the relationships between man and machine. Alongside documenting and taking portraits of these humanoids, I have been interviewing each scientist on their intentions; their philosophies and their views on technology.

Can you describe your work in your own words? (Ideas that shape it, stories you want to tell, a person, artist, place or subject that inspires you).

I don't think I have fully figured out what my practice as a photographer is about yet, but at the moment I am just interested in making thought provoking and powerful images that speak about technology today

Please tell us about the approaches, techniques and tools, you use in your work.

I spend a lot of time researching and trying to think of unique ideas.. For the robot project, the subject is very documentary, but I had a very conceptual idea about the type of images I wanted to make. I was shooting on medium format and took my time with each image. I wanted to avoid the fast photo journalistic look. I probably spend more time thinking than doing

Name three things you couldn't be creative without:

My desk area, my notepad, a coffee

If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be? (Or maybe you already have?).

My old classmate JJ, we studied together for 3 years but never collaborated, definitely regret that

Tell us about your future plans and ambitions

I have been researching some more weird and wonderful technological niches in America and Australia. If I am travelling and taking interesting photographs then I'll be happy!

What did you enjoy most about LCC?

Meeting great photographers!

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

Don't be lazy!

Is there anything else we should know about you?

Look out for Novembers Telegraph technology supplement!

Read more:

Luisa Whitton on the LCC Blog

Luisa Whitton's website -

Interview with Its Nice That (2013)