Anne-laure J.'s exploratory work is at the frontier of photographic art and her knowledge of psychology. The innovative dimension of her approach is linked to the meeting of this art with this intimate knowledge of souls. The originality of her career is due to an inversion of her professional training with her professional practice: she entered photography almost self-taught almost by break-in, but she backed up this desire that became a necessity with a professional psychology curriculum.
Indeed, Anne-laure J.'s first contact with photography was made during childhood, she attends the drawing sessions of her father-in-law in his laboratory, a passionate amateur.
As a young adult, Anne-laure J. devotes herself seriously to photography during a trip to India where she explores landscape, architecture and cities. There will be several trips around the world, notably in Asia, Brazil and South America. Her reports in Algeria mark a strong interest in the decomposition of colonial constructions, a desertion which she stages thanks to the absence of the inhabitants and the brutal light of the sun on the white walls of the houses. Anne-laure J. does reports for the Gamma agency but always with a very aesthetic approach. However, her interest in the external landscape is gradually shifting to the interior landscape. She is now portraying people in their own environment: streets, houses, countryside, to express a pride, an emotion on the moment or a condition of life.
Later Anne-laure J. leaves for New York where she settles for a few years. There, she discovers the world of alternative artists, and the complexity of the city with its pendulous power of attraction - repulsion.
She attended a workshop at the ICP in New York, in which she takes part in the highest class of the institute.
Back in Paris, Anne-laure J. becomes an assistant at the studio Pin-Up where she is introduced to studio techniques. Under the influence of fashion photographers, the artist learns how to use artificial light, decorations and staging.
She began her studies in psychology at Paris 8 University. Through this apprenticeship, she began to undertake a thorough lecture of human behavior, tracing her disorders and her redemptions.