Lawrence enjoys working in visual communications and has produced successful photography exhibits, infographics and documentaries for the Arctic Council, UNEP, ICIMOD, the University of the Arctic and other partners. As a photographer, he built up the GRID-Arendal photo library which includes hundreds of free high-resolution environmental images available for download. Before joining REV Ocean, he managed the Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), based at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø.

Lawrence is a camera enthusiast and has an extensive collection of 4x5 film equipment, as well as underwater, drone, and hyperspectral image recording gear. Over the years, he has received more than 20 international photographic awards including the Black+White Magazine Competition Award for Nature Photography, Communication Arts Awards, and multiple nominations for the International Photography Awards (IPA).