Ask me anything   “Her quirky portraits ooze retro charm, while her deft blend of creative in-camera technique and considered post-processing belie her age and experience" - Practical Photography Magazine

“A brilliant photographer who's getting quite a reputation in the folk world!” - Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Elly Lucas is a busy young freelance photographer from Derby, England. Specialising in portraiture, her work has been described as ethereal, vintage, 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 shoots a broad spectrum of portrait requirements, ranging from fashion to music promo to weddings and more. She has recently been thrilled to have both the front cover and a five page feature in the April 2012 edition of Practical Photography magazine, and has previously shot samples for PLAIN LAZY clothing alongside a host of album & single covers.

Alongside her photographic career, Elly also plays as one half of David Gibb & Elly Lucas (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Finalists 2011) who's début album “Old Chairs To Mend” has recently been released to widespread praise. Elly also spent three years playing as part of touring band “David Gibb & The Pony Club”, playing festivals from Beautiful Days to Glastonbury. Elly uses a Canon 5D mkII and adores prime lenses. She also favours location portraiture and likes to do the make-up at her shoots when she has time.

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    A couple more self-portraits from my adventures in Brittany. The light was too perfect to resist!


    Copyright Elly Lucas 2013.

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    #elly lucas  #self portrait  #self portraiture  #natural light  #wide aperture  #canon 50mm  #5dmkii  #back  #spine 
    Once again it’s been far too long since I posted anything on here! So, while I’m attempting to put together some catch-up posts, here’s a little self-portrait I took recently whilst on holiday in beautiful Brittany. The sky was so beautiful that I absolutely had to do some experimenting with long-exposures…
Copyright Elly Lucas 2013.

    Once again it’s been far too long since I posted anything on here! So, while I’m attempting to put together some catch-up posts, here’s a little self-portrait I took recently whilst on holiday in beautiful Brittany. The sky was so beautiful that I absolutely had to do some experimenting with long-exposures…


    Copyright Elly Lucas 2013.

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    #elly lucas  #self portrait  #self portrature  #stars  #night  #sky  #long exposure  #bulb mode  #canon 50mm  #black and white  #night portrait  #knitwear 

    gibbandlucas:

    Here’s our brand new video for the song ‘Jackwire’ taken from our new album. The album is called ‘Up Through The Woods’ and will be released 2nd September 2013 on Hairpin Records. 

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    louisebichan:

Elly in Gairsay, Orkney

    louisebichan:

    Elly in Gairsay, Orkney

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    Samples of my behind the scenes work on the UK folk scene. If all goes to plan, I’ll be creating a photo book documenting the scene behind the promo images I take, to be released sometime late next year. If you like what you see, you can view a few more snaps on my project page right here!

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    #elly lucas  #photographer  #photography  #black and white  #folk music  #uk folk scene  #fiddle  #violin  #music  #gig photography  #music sessions  #recording sessions  #rowan rheingans  #anna rheingans  #roy bailey  #martin simpson  #brian finnegan  #aidan o'rourke  #the rheingans sisters 

    Ok, I realise there’s been a distinct lack of posts on here lately! So, to make up for it, here are some of the very welcome signs of Spring that have just started to appear around here. More updates coming shortly!

    In the meantime, you can see what I’ve been up to most recently by checking out my website & blog.

    — 1 year ago with 72 notes

    #elly lucas  #photographer  #wide aperture  #canon 50mm  #snowdrops  #daffodils  #red currant flowers  #pink  #yellow  #springtime  #spring  #flowers  #nature  #garden  #derbyshire 
    the-wild-within asked: I just want to reblog everything! Your work is simply stunning.


    Answer:

    Thanks ever so much, mighty lovely of you to say! That’s one thoroughly beautiful blog you’ve got too.

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    Anonymous asked: I love your photography so much! You're so beautiful and inspiring :')


    Answer:

    You’re far too kind, dear Anon! Thank you ever so much, very sweet of you to say so. x

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    Anonymous asked: Hi lovely elly I would like to know if maybe you sell curves or actions ? :) I totally love your work <3


    Answer:

    Hello lovely Anon! Thanks ever so much for your kind words. I’m afraid I don’t at the moment, but I do currently have one of my curves available as a free giveaway here: http://www.sendspace.com/pro/z56hv6

    Password is Tumblr.

    Enjoy! :)

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    And in those wilds and windy valleys&#8230;
Self-portrait, Feb &#8216;13.

    And in those wilds and windy valleys…

    Self-portrait, Feb ‘13.

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