British photographer Laura McCluskey is one of those success cases where if you devote yourself to your craft and put in work, you get what you deserve. Having moved to London from her home town of Kent back in 2007 to originally attend UCA Epsom, and later start her career as a freelance photographer, seven years on and McCluskey can proudly boast a myriad of publication titles that house her work; Crepe City, So It Goes, The Guardian, Paper Journal, HYPEBEAST, and Fruitlands, as well as shooting campaigns for the likes of adidas, Topshop and Sex Skateboards.

While diversity is key to a freelancer, McCluskey’s forte (and preference) lies in portraiture and fashion. “I have always been interested in photographing people. I moved home a lot when I was growing up and I often felt like I was on the outside looking in” she tells It’s Nice That. Taking a no-frills and candid approach to her photography, where the audience sees a glimpse of who the actual person in frame is, McCluskey’s work stands unique and captivating in a personality-orientated way. To better yourself with Laura McCluskey’s work, check out the examples throughout, and make sure you head over to her official portfolio for more.