I am a freelance photographer currently studying MA Photography at Manchester Metropolitan University's School of Art. Having completed my bachelor's degree in Media and Communications (Photography) at Birmingham City University, I decided to continue studying to give me the ability to produce research-informed work that also has high technical quality.
Since entering higher education, I have learnt numerous new skills and developed the ones that I already possessed further. For instance, I have learned how to use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator for visual design and photography purposes.
The biggest creative development I have made is that when I first arrived at university I had never picked up a DSLR camera. Now it's hard to pull me away from one. The course has allowed me to discover a real passion for photography, but I also enjoy experimenting with different genres to improve my skills in all areas. I have gained experience in portraiture, product, travel, wedding, and event photography over the past few years.
I have previous experience within the music publication field, shooting for both Indie Midlands and Counteract every week, both of which are Birmingham based online publications. Whilst in Manchester, I also worked for print magazine The Rodeo, contributing to the magazine by photographing at venues and in the studio. This voluntary work experience allowed me to become immersed within the local music scenes, whilst also creating the opportunity for me to develop my technical knowledge and my post-processing skills. I have also worked for musicians within both music scenes, creating social media and music artwork for them. For example, I collaborated with singer-songwriter, Bryony Williams, producing promotional content and the artwork for her single, 'Little Tree.'
'Lucy has been a pleasure to have in the studio. Punctual, hardworking and with good design and software skills. She has been a perfect work placement student and would be welcome back anytime.'
- I.E Creative Limited
'Lucy was very professional in her manner. She asked relevant questions concerning our business, thus gleaning the information required to produce what we think is a well constructed and visual pleasing website.'
- Bens Chippy LTD
'Lucy has been nothing but professional whilst carrying out her work for me. Everything she has done has been to the highest standard. I cannot thank her enough for all of her help and hard work.'
- Tiggywinkles Tearoom