Hailing from South East London, Lucy is a photographer with a deep affection for unpredictable weather and the bustle of city life. Her early career was spent working for the Monarch Travel Group, where she honed her skill as a writer and developed her penchant for travel – and photography. Today, her distinctive approach to street photography creates complex and multi-layered images that feel effortless in their execution. Lucy creates fictional micro-worlds that are emphatically her own, transporting the reader into the intimacy of the moment.
Lucy’s work is highlighted in her solo book Unfinished Stories, a collection of photographs that capture the daily lives of people on the streets, in trains, at cafés – going through the business of their day but captured in an indelible way by Lucy’s camera. Their "unfinished stories" offer a lasting glimpse at the fleeting moments Lucy encounters on the streets of London.
“My take on street photography allows me to step out of my own life story, escape reality and disappear into someone else’s story, just for a moment. Everything and everyone is new, and in that moment, I have the freedom to discover a whole new world.”
Lucy's work is featured in the second volume of the Trope City Edition series, the award-winning Trope London. Her solo book Unfinished Stories brings together Lucy's words and pictures to create portraits full of emotion, nostalgia and quiet beauty.
I Just Wanted to Get Out into the World, and Photography and Writing is Such a Good Excuse to Do That.
Lucy Hamidzadeh is a writer and photographer based in London. Learn about her emotional connection to photography, her process, and her inspirations.