"Narrative Imagery… single-frame “movies” that engage the viewer to complete the story."
Lisa Powers was born in France, of French/Italian/American lineage, and raised in New York and Los Angeles. She worked as an art director and creative director in 'boutique' agencies in Los Angeles before deciding to quit her job and immerse herself photography which, in the early 80's, was learning about film, meter-readings, lighting, developing and printing in a darkroom.
Three years into her photography career, Powers traveled to Japan. In Tokyo, she formed Amnesia Studio, a 'concept-to-completion' agency with designer, Taki Ono, servicing clients in Tokyo and the US.
In the mid-80's, Powers returned to the US and worked for major clients in advertising, magazine editorials, catalogs, album covers, and movie one-sheet posters.
Powers prefers to work in her studio where she can have full control of the light and focus more intimately on the models, without the inevitable distractions of shooting outdoors.
Her work has won several prestigious awards, and she was honoured with Distinctions by the Royal Photographic Society, UK.
In 2005, Powers relocated to New Zealand, where she currently lives and works primarily in FineArts photography for public spaces and private collections.