Lulu Ash’s interest in photography was first sparked when her school set up a darkroom in an old wooden shed. She went on to study Photography at University College Falmouth, graduating in 2009. During this time her work became focused on portraiture and social documentary. Her degree project documented a close-knit traveller community living in rural poverty. Her aim was to create compassionate portraits of the individuals that would surprise people, raise awareness and alter preconceptions.
Lulu’s fascination with humanity and a desire to shake up common ideas through documentary photography are the driving forces behind her work. Recent projects have focused on positive solutions to social and environmental issues with an aim to generate public awareness and inspire change.