Lucy Hewett is a portrait, food and lifestyle photographer. Her work celebrates design, color and the simple pleasures of life and connection.

Midwest born and bred, she received degrees in both journalism and art from the University of Missouri and is now based in Chicago. Lucy makes photos of people and food and tells stories about art, travel, culture, hospitality, and design. Through her photos she aims to connect with subjects, become inspired and experience the joy of creating something collaboratively. She leads each project with kindness and curiosity and a healthy dose of hard work.

In 2018, Lucy was selected as a Lit List winner and recognized with a Communication Arts Advertising Photography award. She is a member of Women Photograph and her work has appeared in American Photography 36 and 37. When not at work she she’s likely snacking somewhere in Logan Square, working on her chocolate chip cookie recipe, at a yoga class or taking a meditative walk along Lake Michigan. Just say the word and she’ll bring her tarot cards to set.


Editorial Clients

The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Magazine, Billboard, Popular Mechanics, AARP, Fortune, R + T, American Way Magazine, Pitchfork, Dwell, WIRED, NPR, Glamour, The Guardian, Popular Mechanics, Travel + Leisure, Runner's World, Surface, The Washington Post, WWD, Hemispheres, Barron’s, ESPN the Magazine, Rachael Ray Magazine, Reveal, TimeOut, O Magazine 

Commercial Clients

Lyft, Amazon, Coursera, Sir Kensington’s, Home Chef, Keebler, Chase, Microsoft, Leo Burnett, The Field Museum, Enjoy LIfe Foods, Pentagram, Girl & the Goat, Clean Energy Trust, Open Table, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Soho House, Vox Media, Vital Proteins, FCB, Renew Life, Sprout Social, Allstate, Oak Street Health, Ziploc, Illinois Tourism

Interviews + Press

Upstatement - Artist Interview

The Lit List
Travel + Leisure

Awards + Honors

2021 American Photo 37

2020 American Photo 36

2019 American Photo 35
2018 The Lit List
2018 Communication Arts Annual