Lucy Imogen Rose Shortman

+44 7894899685 | | | @lirsphotos


Lucy Shortman is a photographic artist living and working between Birmingham and London. Her work centres around the themes of youth, nature and beauty. The photographs explore how visual language can be communicated using surface, colour and texture within and of the photograph. The portraits and still-lives of herself and friends represent the slippage between public and private while utilising the experiential and emotional energy of the subject. 

"As a photographer, I look at the progression of creating an image and the performative nature between the artist, camera and figure. The process engages the action and thought of both the photographer and the subject. Through not just the natural, experiential interaction but also considering the staged aesthetic and physical posing that are being performed."


2016-2019 | BA (Hons) Photography, First Class Honours | Arts University Bournemouth, UK 


2019 | that from a long way off look the flies | Seventeen Gallery, London, UK

2019 | WIP Fabricate for Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe | Royal Arcade, Bornemouth, UK

2019 | BA Photography Summer Graduation show | Arts University Bournemouth, UK

2019 | Source Graduate Photography Online | Arts University Bournemouth, UK

2019 | Fabricate at Free Range, BA Photography degree show | Truman Brewery, London, UK

2019 | Free Range’s selected artists’ work | Truman Brewery, London, UK

2019 | Suddenly Last Summer | TheGallery, Bournemouth, UK


2020 | Common Era by Lucy Shortman

Published by ADM Publishing, in collaboration with ISSUE .07 photographic agency

210mm x 210mm, 40 pages, perfect bound, 170 gsm

Edition of 100

2021 (upcoming) | Common Era by Lucy Shortman


Print by Newspaper Club, Glasgow, UK

170mm x 250mm, 40 pages with two paper inserts, staple bound, 55gsm

Edition of 60


2019 | ‘A plait, a pear and a piano – new photography talent’ | The Guardian (online)


2019 | Day Assistant, Rehearsing the Real | Tom Lovelace | Peckham, UK

2019 | Day Assistant, Exhibition preparation | Natasha Caruana | Elephant & Castle, UK

2019-2020 | Volunteer, Invigillation and Exhibition Installation | Eastside Projects | Digbeth, UK


June 2020 | Photograd 

December 2020 (upcoming) | Splash & Grab

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