Driven by a love of surfing and a long-held dream to see the world, Canon Ambassador Lucia Griggi began her photography journey chasing perilous waves.
Water has always been a theme in the British-Italian travel and wildlife photographer’s work. Born in Jersey in the Channel Islands, self-taught photographer Lucia comes from a family of artists and split her time between England and Italy while growing up.
In the winter of 2003, she travelled around New Zealand on her own, armed with her dad’s film camera. This adventurous existence would become a permanent way of life. An adrenaline-filled career in action sports followed, beginning with magazine assignments which involved documenting surfing events.
Lucia’s talent has led her to work with the BBC, Warner Brothers, Disney, Patagonia, Red Bull, Rip Curl and Billabong. Expeditions to remote and often hostile locations such as Antarctica, Alaska, the Galápagos Islands, the Russian Far East and Siberia have seen Lucia explore the luxury travel sector through moving images and stills. Capturing cultures and wildlife unique to these destinations has become the core of her business and she now works full time in the travel industry.