Elly Lucas is a creative freelance photographer and designer based in Sheffield, England. Specialising in portraiture, her work has been described as ethereal, folksy and, to her delight, “like waking up and remembering the last fragments of your most beautiful dreams”.
Spurred on by her fascination with people and nature, Elly takes great joy in capturing her subjects with imagination and personality. Alongside the creation of the photos and/or artwork for over one-hundred releases on the music scene to date, Elly's eye for detail has led to her imagery being featured in a wide range of international media and a variety of brand collaborations; to being chosen to document the incredible "Lost Words - Spell Songs" project; and to being included in an exhibition on the walls of the Royal Albert Hall.
When she's not working with visuals, Elly continues her passion for making music. She's previously been a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards and is currently working on two new projects. Check back to find out more later this year!
"Just wanted to acknowledge Elly Lucas who did the photography for the album - it's absolutely beautiful! I love Elly's work anyway and this album is a gem." - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"Every time I see a new album and I look at the cover shots and think 'Those are good!' or 'Those or innovative!' or 'Those are clever!' - I look in the album notes and I go 'Oh! Elly Lucas!'" - Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire
"She's a wonderful photographer and fiddle player and a fantastic songwriter and singer, but she really does have an eye for a picture. You give her half an hour with someone and she's come up with these gorgeous images! But as you say, everyone who's anyone on the folk scene at the moment is getting photos by Elly and it's a great thing."- Lucy Ward (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner)
"During my singing career I have worked with many photographers at various events, but I can honestly say that Elly has been the most pleasant to work with. She never makes her subjects feel uncomfortable and continually encourages them to act individually as well as portray her ideas. Kind, caring, professional and intelligent, I couldn't recommend her more for any type of photography." - Jamie Lambert (Collabro)
Previous clients include:
Music: The Lost Words - Spell Songs / Ralph McTell / Bellowhead / Martin Simpson / Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson / Jim Moray / The Young'uns / Jamie Lambert / Heidi Talbot / Edgelarks / Mawkin / Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar / Nancy Kerr & James Fagan / Maz O'Connor / Gilmore & Roberts / Peter Knight's Gigspanner / Lucy Ward / Will Pound / Blair Dunlop / Emily Portman / The Furrow Collective / Lady Maisery and more.
Creative Business Imagery: Proper Music / Weleda / Carluccio's / Celia's Vintage / Music Vine / Terra Nova Outdoors / Snug Recording Co