|“Horses have been a part of my life before I can remember. However, I do remember the day that this photo was taken as if it happened yesterday. I am four years old here, with my instructor and I’m on “Tina”. This was my very first horse showand the very first ribbon that I ever won. I was over the moon with excitement and the ribbon stayed around my neck for the rest of the day and night and was worn to school the following Monday. It was those moments that cemented for me what would be a life-long love affair with horses.”|
Lisa is a 16th generation Bermudian and grew up through the ranks of the British Pony Club, going on to ride in the various horse shows in Bermuda. Entering adulthood, she and her thoroughbred jumper boarded a container ship for a four-day, trans-Atlantic crossing and after reaching North America, she relocated to Ontario, Canada, in order to focus solely on training and competing. After several years, she retired her faithful travel companion and beloved athletic partner, completely stepping away from being a horse owner and competitor. It was at this point, Lisa returned to the love for photography that she had first discovered during high school.
It was a photographer friend’s advice in saying “photograph what you really love” that turned Lisa’s attention back to the horses, drawing her back into an environment that she knows and loves, but this time with a camera in her hand. Her skills were honed while attending technical programs at The Maine Photographic Workshop and as well as through workshops in California centered in a wild mustang preserve, working alongside well-known equine photographer, Tony Stromberg.
Riveted by their raw beauty, she is drawn in to be physically closer to her subjects, capturing the many forms, textures and lines that she finds so seductive and irresistible. Lisa has found inspiration in the works of photographers Tim Flach, Nick Brandt and Amanda Jones, all well known for their very elegant and different approaches to the photography of animals.
Lisa currently resides in southern Vermont.
|Lisa, age 4|