Lisa Wiseman’s photography is about transitions, in-between spaces, and liminal moments. She explores images as the quiet pause between the before and after. She shoots fashion and portraiture with a fine art eye, often honing in on subtle details of the model or the environment instead of showing the whole scene. Through a deliberate use of cropping, she creates a narrative that focuses on elements that sometimes go unnoticed. Her images often have a cinematic film-still quality, which makes the viewer feel connected yet voyeuristic.
Lisa has always been fascinated by deconstructed and collective memories, cultural nostalgia, and identity formation. The intersection of these things informs and shapes her photography. She works in digital mediums (both using an SLR and an iPhone camera for her New Polaroid project) and in film using Polaroid 600.
Lisa was honored as one of Photo District News’ (PDN’s) 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2009 and has received numerous other accolades. She received her BA in sociology from UC Berkeley in 2004 and completed a second BFA in photography at the Academy of Art University in 2007. She lives and works in San Francisco where her home is filled with photography books and contemporary art.