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.