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Lara Platman founded Photofeature in 1998 as an agency for photographic commissions. The company has evolved into a photo archive with over 4000 images available for licencing to advertising, corporate and editorial clients.

In conjunction with Lara’s enthusiasm to tell a story, she now writes for many editorial and corporate publications along with guest appearances on local BBC radio and at historic motoring events as a commentator.

Lara is a committee member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and a Brother of The Art Workers Guild. Her work can be found in the collections of the Australian National Library and Victoria and Albert Museum. Lara is an ambassador for Leica Camera AG and a Getty Images contributor. She holds a motor racing license, a bike license, restored her own 1964 Series 2a Land Rover and loves to take on new challenges.


Books Published


Spirit of Place, the Distilleries of Scotland (Frances Lincoln 2015)
Through The Night (Blurb 2014)
Harris Tweed, from land to street, (Frances Lincoln 2011)
Art Workers Guild 125 Years (Unicorn Press 2009)


Competitions and Awards


Heritage Lottery Fund
Working with British Motor Museum
Awarded for 'Car Stories' to create a community project and exhibition at the Museum Collection Centre in Gaydon in November 2015 to June 2016
European Cultural Foundation
Working with Opera Estate Bassano de Grappa
To produce a community project entitled 'Boxing Project' which culminates in 4 workshops and 4 exhibitions.  Jan 2009 to September 2010
Hosking Housing Trust Writers Award
Awarded for 'Harris Tweed, from land to street' (Published by Frances Lincoln 2011)
Society of Authors
Awarded for 'Art Workers Guild 125 years' (Published by Unicorn Press 2009)
AND/OR Book Awards
Shortlisted in 2010 for ‘Art Workers Guild 125 years’ publication

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