Coming Into Focus
Travel+Leisure|January 2017

After finding a following for her stunning travel images, chef turned photographer Lauren Bath traded her apron for a new life exploring the world one shot at a time.

Jacqueline Gifford

Lauren Bath’s life can easily be divided into two parts: before December 31, 2012, and after. That New Year’s Eve, she was working as a chef in the kitchen of Café Marina, a casual Italian restaurant on the Gold Coast, in Australia, and it was a particularly rough night. “I had a few drinks with friends after service, and was just over everything,” Bath says.

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