Lily Bertrand-Webb

Lily Bertrand-Webb

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Lily Bertrand-Webb

Lily Bertrand-Webb

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
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
Projects
  • Refinery29: Celebrating The Art Form Of African Hair Threading
    Refinery29: Celebrating The Art Form Of African Hair ThreadingI first got my hair chemically relaxed when I was 12 years old, after begging my mother to let me do so for at least two years. Surrounded by friends with long, swishy hair at school and constantly presented with images in cinema, TV, magazines and my favourite music videos that suggested straight hair was the pinnacle of prettiness, it was unsurprising that a pre-teen me stubbornly wanted to iron out every kink in my natural hair, trying desperately to conform to the perceived ideals of Wester
  • Vogue: Why You Need To See Crystal Moselle's Skate Kitchen
    Vogue: Why You Need To See Crystal Moselle's Skate KitchenAfter her Sundance Film Festival hit The Wolfpack in 2015, the young American filmmaker revisits New York's Lower East Side to document the ups and downs of an all-girl skate crew finding their way in the world. Read the full article here
  • Rimmel London I Will Not Be Deleted
    Rimmel London I Will Not Be DeletedAnd you can help. This is the place to learn more about beauty cyberbullying and hear the experiences of the people affected by it. Look around to discover group discussions, deeper stories, as well as our global study. Most importantly, don’t forget to share the message. *SOURCE: Calculated from a Rimmel Survey projected to 40 countries using UN statistics
Projects credited in
  • Equal Lens: meet 100 women photographers
    Equal Lens: meet 100 women photographersAn equal shot for women photographers After looking through the books of over 70 leading commercial photography agents, we found that women accounted for less than 25% of those represented. This isn’t because of a lack of talent, or a lack of desire from agents, creative agencies or clients. It’s a structural problem that must be addressed with big collective actions, such as an industry-wide commitment to always include women photographers on the lists that clients and agencies select from.
  • This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industry
    This International Women’s Day 2019, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryDiscover our 2020 list here This International Women’s Day, we’ve launched our latest ‘10x10’ – asking 10 influential industry icons to each nominate 10 trailblazing women and non-binary people who they believe are redefining the creator landscape. The result? An incredible list of 100 trailblazers inspiring change. Our list will be accompanied by a takeover on The Dots – look out for brilliant profiles and projects on the platform as we aim to inspire, as important as ever when considering ‘88
Skills
  • Photography
  • Commercial Photography
  • Portrait Photography