“ I know I have to be a photographer. I simply couldn’t be anything else ”
The ﬁrst gallery Lucy ever submitted work to was the National Portrait Gallery. Her portraits were accepted and within months were exhibited and are now held in the permanent collection. Her work has gone on to hang on many prestigious walls since.
“It started on the day my daughter was born. I looked at her and wanted her to know she could be anything she wanted to be in life. But I had to prove it to myself ﬁrst and so began a professional career directed by a focused determined passion.Within a year my work was hanging in the National Portrait Gallery”
Next stop was the pit at music festivals. First year at Bestival she was asked if she could shoot an unknown singer songwriter having a private gig for a handful of people behind the main stage. His name was Ed Sheeran.
Lucy’s skills have been reﬁned taking performance and production shots in British Theatre and for the English Nation Opera. All of this has helped Lucy develop her close up and personal style, always looking to ﬁnd the personality behind the performance be it onstage or behind the scenes. Soon Lucy’s work was exhibited in solo displays at the Ivor Novello Awards, at the Glastonbury Festival and she was exclusively commissioned by the PRS for ‘100 Years of British Music’ with a brief to capture a century of musical creativity in a series of portraits of the best of British talent. The project culminated in a lavish coffee table book forwarded by HRH Prince Charles and launched at Clarence House.
Lucy’s portraiture and performance work has branched into new directions. She is inspired by her desire to ﬁnd connection and understanding of her own life, in particular as she has navigated a series of rare life threatening health challenges. She is increasingly fascinated by the beauty, strength and vulnerability of the body in human and animal forms.
“Horses are wonderful mirrors and I don’t know where in my life I’d be without them. They show us so much about ourselves”
Lucy has kept horses from childhood and throughout her life they hold a deeply symbolic signiﬁcance for her. There are other animals too and she has gone one to explore the human/animal symbiotic connection in her projects, books and exhibitions ‘Horses & Humans’ and ‘Dogs and their Humans’(Peridot Press)
She has been published worldwide in newspapers, Sunday supplements and numerous magazines.
Lucy has been interviewed about her work on a number of occasions and featured on The World At One on BBC Radio 4, The Jeremy Vine Show, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio London, BBC Television News and Radio Scotland. She has also undertaken numerous speaking engagements about her work.
Clients and Commissions
In addition to Lucy’s private commissions
The Really Useful Group, The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Woman and Home, Archant Publications, Newsquest, Raymond Gubbay, The Performers Rights Society, Megastar Productions, Dorset Magazine, The PDSA, Surrey Life, Addisons Support Group, The Henry Newbery Prize, Nicolas Walton Design, Hampshire Life, Kilver Court Design, Three Kings Racing, Peridot Press, VSP Interiors, Great British Life,