Lisa Blair

Fine Art Photography

Artist Type: Photographer

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Lisa Blair is a fine art photographer living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work captures what is often hidden from public view – the private, the isolated, or the disregarded aspects of places, people, and life. At times her images straddle the edge between reality and dreaming where we discover an unexpected beauty, intimacy, and a strange familiarity. To express her vision, she works with both digital imagery and a variety of film cameras, including: Holga, Polaroid, and a 4x5 pinhole.

This past year Lisa created an extensive collection of self-portraits titled One Year of Lisa Blair exploring personal as well as universal perceptions of beauty, self-expression, identity, and the search for meaning. Influences include Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills, Edward Weston’s nudes, and Alfred Stieglitz’s portraits of Georgia O’Keeffe, to name a few. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries and exhibitions including the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City and the 18 Days Fine Arts Exhibition in Santa Fe sponsored by the New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her work has also been featured in Digital Photo Magazine online and is privately collected.

“Images and ideas come to me upon waking from sleep; they pull me in various directions and infuse my mind with ideas that are not "mine." Sometimes I am moved to shoot a particular self-portrait or travel to a location where I know I’ll find opportunities for capturing a particular look or feeling. No matter what place or aspect of myself I record, I find that I continually create photographs characterized by simplicity, beauty, mood, and intimacy.”