"The Studio as my Stage"

PrizeOfficial Selection in Shoot (photo/video)
CompanyLisa Powers Photographic Artist

“I don’t capture pictures, I create them from nothing in my studio… not as one would perceive them in reality but as imagined images. To do this, I build from an idea. Choosing the right model to direct is crucial. I am completely self-taught and perhaps because of that, I am fearless. I love mixing my analogue film images with digital effects.” —Lisa Powers

Lisa Powers began learning photography when she quit her day-job in a small advertising agency for a job as the cleaner/janitor in a large commercial photo studio. Her ambition was to work as a freelance commercial photographer, and she learned by watching the studio photographers work in the daytime, then shooting for herself with models at night. She taught herself by artistic experimentation more than technical correctness. This was before digital cameras! For the next 30 years she was one of the few women working successfully in advertising & magazine photography.Now working in Fine Art.