Lisa Powers was born in France,

of French/Italian/American lineage,

and raised in the US.

She worked as an art director

and creative director

in 'boutique' advertising agencies

before deciding to quit her job

and immerse herself photography which

meant learning about film, meter-readings,

lighting, developing and printing in a darkroom.


Three years into her photography career, Powers travelled to Japan. In Tokyo, she formed 

Amnesia Studio, a  'concept-to-completion'  

agency with designer, Taki Ono,

servicing clients in Tokyo and the US. 


Powers returned to the US 

and worked for major clients in advertising, magazine editorials, catalogues,

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 photographic subjects

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.



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