Lucy Hayto is a photographer based in the South West currently studying for her Masters in Commercial Photography. Her work is documentary based looking at relevant issues.
More Than Just a Sport is a documentary project shot on 35mm film looking at the female game of Lacrosse. The project looks at issues of gender in sport as well as empowering females. Taking inspiration from a number of photographers who deal with sport and separately; gender - it takes a deeper look into the sport than what is on the surface to many. Lacrosse is a sport that helped me and many others with mental health issues, and with this project I wanted to portray Lacrosse in such a light that celebrates the sport and the girls that play it. I want to carry on creating work that can empower women and show the world that they can do anything. I believe that this is an important thing to do in such a male dominated world. Shooting on 35mm film meant that each photograph was thought about, and there is a personal aspect to the photographs. Having developed the film by hand, I feel a closeness to the work which ties in with how the team has helped me.