Lily Bertrand-Webb

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Lily is an incredibly talented photographer driven by the desire to capture and freeze time through the shutter of her Mamiya 645 and Pentax film cameras. Lily is a born and bred West Londoner of half Dominican & half English heritage and after loosing her hearing from a young age she now wears a cochlear implant which replaces acoustic hearing with electric - never one to be held back she taught herself to lipread. She grew up in a household of performing arts, her mother is a casting director, her father is a film & stage actor and her sister took a path into theatre production. It was her photographer godfather who first introduced her to the magical world of the camera, and after studying photography at Bournemouth Art Institute she went on to assist world-famous photographer/director Sam Taylor-Johnson. For Lily nothing quite beats the feeling of shooting on film. She intuitively chases natural light and settings in order to depict the most honest version of her sitters. With her skilful navigation of character, story and situation at first glance her portraits could almost be film stills, such is the silent intensity of the scene - this mastery of portraiture has led The National Portrait Gallery to purchase one of Lily’s portraits for their permanent collection.

Editorial clients include: Vogue, The Guardian, i-D, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Clash, Wonderland, and Huffington Post

Commercial clients include: Nike, Rimmel, V&A, BabyG, Huck, Adidas x Stella McCartney zine, Penelope Chivers and Zoë Jordan

Subjects include: Damien Hirst, Barry Keoghan, Lesley Manville, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton, Fiona Banner, Graham Linehan, Reggie Yates, Thandie Newton and Danny Webb