Captivated, from a young age, by the work of photographers such as James Ravilious, Dorothea Lange, Eugene Smith, Lucy took over thirty years to follow her ambition of being a documentary photographer. Her current personal work, Of Life and Land, centres on stories of daily life around her home village in rural North Yorkshire. Lucy is inspired by the sense of permanence and rootedness resulting from the deep layers of connection and shared history both within a community, and between people and their landscape. Working in black and white to focus on composition, texture and light, she also feels this helps reveal to us the timeless essence of a scene. She would like her work to open our eyes to the reassuring, simple beauty inherent in the unending rhythms of our daily lives, if only we can give the time to see it.
2018 Shortlisted, Royal Photographic Society International Photography Exhibition 161
2017 Highly Commended, Bowes Museum “Only in the North”
2015 & 2016 Finalist, Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Award, Mall Galleries, London
2015 Winner, Craft Photographer of the Year, Prince’s Foundation, London
2015 Second Round, National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize