Meet Lucia Griggi, the surf and aerial photographer afraid of open water and heights

Lucia Griggi
(Image credit: Lucia Griggi)

Most people try to avoid the things that scare them, but British photographer Lucia Griggi has made a career out of her fears. Lucia falls into the camp of photographers that never really intended to be a photographer – it just sort of happened. For Lucia photography was a tool, a means to an end, a way she could travel and see the world without having to have a “real job” – but she found a niche and before she knew it, she was shooting with the pros. 

Having grown up in London before moving to Cornwall on the south coast, Lucia hasn't always been surrounded by water. As a keen swimmer, surfer, and traveler of the world, Lucia’s life goal was to find a way of living simply but with no ties. “Photography was never something that I studied, but I got into it when I was older as a way of having a purpose in what I crave, which is a very free life,” she tells me with sincerity in her voice. 

Lucia Griggi
Lucia Griggi

With her roots in surfing, skateboarding and the outdoor adventure world, Lucia focuses on travel and adventure for editorial and advertising clients. Combining her English precision with her Venetian creativity, Lucia captures moments with clarity and wit that are fresh, vivid and full of energy. She has worked with National Geographic, BBC, Conde Nast, Patagonia, Vans, Redbull and Jeep, just to name a few, and since 2020 has been a Canon Ambassador. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.