A photographer, artist and retired teacher from Ramsgate has published a book of dark short stories.Jeff Laurents, who lives in Ramsgate with partner Polly, penned the tales in Mysterious Ways some 12 years ago “in a fit of creativity,” but did not publish them until he saw a request for short stories from Bridge House Publishing.
Jeff, 80, has 13 horror/fantasy tales in the book and describes them as “macabre” and “quirky.” Jeff is known primarily as a photographer and artist creating calendars, cards, prints and jigsaws from iconic Kent scenes which he then often transforms from photo to a more painterly-looking image.
Jeff studied economics at Manchester university and went on to teach in higher education in subjects including English, History, Film and Photography.Jeff creates calendars, cards, prints and more.
He studied cinema at the British Film Institute and completed a degree in photography, using his camera skills at the London College of Fashion. He has also been a singer and run a music studio.