Lydia Metral is a self-taught photographer born in Grenoble (France) in 1986. After she graduated from Montpellier’s Business School in 2010 she decided to concentrate on photography. She improved her skills by training with professionals and taking photography masterclasses and started to work as a photographer's assistant for French photographer Arnaud Meyer. Meanwhile, she has been developping personal photography projects focusing on intimacy. Her work has been exhibited and projected during collective exhibitions in France - Beaurepaire Gallery (2012, Paris), La Nuit de la Photographie Contemporaine (2013, Paris), Les Nuits Photographiques de Pierrevert (2014, South of France)- and Spain - Espacio Barra de Ferro (2015, Barcelona), Cadàver Exquisite (2015 and 2016, Barcelona). In June 2015 she graduated from a postgraduate degree in photography and editorial design at EINA, Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art in Barcelona (Spain) where she designed a dummy of her first photobook "Lovestruck". She is now working as a professional photographer for several clients and institutions between Paris and Barcelona. Her work has also been published in online magazines such as Dazed and Confused, The Huffington Post, Girls by Girls etc.