Lydia Metral (Grenoble, 1986), is a French self-taught photographer with a Spanish background. She started her career taking portraits of young actors and covering events for the Paris City Hall. She also became the assistant of French photographer Arnaud Meyer and helped him mostly with commissioned portraits for the press. In 2014 she made her way to Barcelona to study a postgraduate degree in Photography and Editorial Design in EINA (Centre Universitari de Disseny i Art de Barcelona) in order to develop both her personal and artistic approach. In 2018 she took a fashion photography course in FD School (Barcelona). She is now working between Paris and Barcelona and her clients include communication and production agencies, institutions, non-profit organizations brands and magazines. She regularly collaborates with stylists and make-up artists on fashion editorials. Her personal work has been exhibited both in collective and solo shows around Europe.