Lydia Garnett

Lydia Garnett is a director and photographer based in London. Their work centres on storytelling and exploring new queer narratives with a style that is authentic, effortless and playful.

Recently Lydia directed a documentary portrait of the Hackney Rebels basketball community comissioned as part of a global campaign for adidas.

In 2020 Lydia directed Lonely Cowgirl, a sexy, queer, lesbian music video for Trouble Wanted full of high drag and John Waters-style weirdness. Lonely Cowgirl won the LGBTQ+ Iris Community Prize and was nominated for 'Best Music Video' at Raindance, as well as 'Best Wardrobe / Styling' at the UKMVAs. It was selected by and shown at Leeds International Film Festival, for Berlin British Shorts and Fringe! Queer Film Festival in 2021.  

Lydia's film work also includes a video portrait of Finn, the founder of Both&, and a documentary with Wonderkid FC for Nike, exploring the inclusion and safety of queer, trans and non-binary players within grassroots football, produced with Girls In Film.

Lydia also explores queer expression and style through portrait photography.

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