Lu Jeffery

When people ask me what sort of photos I take, I reply that I photograph interiors and gardens for all those magazines on the newsagents shelves - over 500 to date.  I’m fortunate that my work is widely published – it adds to the satisfaction of being a photographer.

My photographic career started with theatre stills, then TV dramas, and work for The Radio Times.  Meanwhile I was shooting country subjects – rare breeds, rural sporting events and farming.  This was when I started my collection of ‘Animals’ Bottoms’ – I blame the person who advised me to ‘always walk round your subject’!

I now live and work in a fab architect designed 'HotHouse' with a portrait studio, in the centre of Wirksworth.  I meet a lot of very interesting people, and have the chance to see the broad range of places where they live.  Each feature includes a portrait.  I like people.

I count myself as very lucky to have such a varied and tricky, but rarely boring, career.