I am Will Lakeman. I am a photographer and writer.
I attended the University of East Anglia (UEA), the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Sussex. I studied digital media, ethnomusicology and online culture. Amongst a range of weird and unsettling subjects I wrote about wrestling's influence on US politics and what is now called 'fake news'. Somehow I also ended up interviewing members of Hezbollah about their interest in video games and became an expert in paid misinformation on Wikipedia.
I photograph night landscapes, daytime textures and fictional scenes. I'm influenced by the films of David Lynch, Dario Argento and the cyberpunk genre, as well as science fiction paperback covers and the bunkers of the Atlantic Wall. Photographers I enjoy include William Eggleston, Greg Girard, Mark Power and Todd Hido.
I have shown my work at the Private & Public Gallery, CCA Galleries International and in the men's toilets of Sands Discotheque. If you're reading this biography it might be because I took your picture or handed you a business card, and you're trying to work out if I have a weird ulterior motive. That's for you to decide.
Please use the contact form on the top left of the page to discussion commissions or prints.
This portfolio site is updated semi-regularly, work in progress appears more reliably on my Instagram (link at the button below). You can also message me there.