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About Me

Hi, I am Lucy and The Lens, A Preston based freelance photographer. I also offer shoots in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Other Locations on request. I specialise in Headshots, Fashion and Portrait Photography.
My journey into photography started at a very young age from the moment I picked up a disposable camera at the age of 8 my passion ignited. I am mostly a self-taught photographer. The majority of my photographic work was taken on a compact camera until, I was gifted a DSLR camera for Christmas in 2014 which enabled me to take higher quality photos thus fuelling my enthusiasm for photography. Shortly after that at the start of 2015 I did a ten-week intro to photography course to develop my skills. I was able to enhance my skills through reading a variety of photography books such as read this if you want to take great photographs which provided me with a more in depth look into portrait photography and photography beyond auto by Chris Gatcum which gave me a deeper understanding of manual photo techniques.
Since joining Preston photographic society in 2015 I have worked with a variety of models, including solo shoots and workshops. I also enter monthly competitions and participate in photo walks. In the 2016/17 season I finished third overall in the novice category only one point behind the winner. In the February 2020 Competition I received a first place in the mono print category for my photo Tribal Woman which you can see below:

Outside of this I also work with my own clients on both studio and outdoor shoots. My most recent commission was an outdoor shoot in Avenham Park and I shoot a wide variety of portraits and events, the most out of the box being a pheasant shoot. My main interests are in portrait and fashion photography but I am always open to new and exciting ideas as sometimes photography is about breaking out of your comfort zone.
I am looking for work with models, actors, families and fashion brands. If this is of interest or if you have anything else, you would like me to shoot please make contact.
My favourite photograph is a 1930s photograph of Audrey Hepburn in Bougainvillea by Norman Parkinson, which was shot in Rome. The photograph shows Audrey Hepburn set against a tree in full blossom and I would love to find the perfect tree to recreate this, to me indelible image.
For me pictures evoke memories which enable you to look into the past. They capture the essence of a person or create a sense of mystery around them. If you book with me, I will endeavour to capture the essence you convey through your emotions.
You can find me on both twitter and Instagram @lucyandthelens, Email: lucy@lucyandthelens.com and on my Facebook page Lucy And The Lens Photography.