Lisa was born in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Her love of photography started when she was little but when she became a little bigger, she left her Kodak instamatic and her Olympus Trip, behind but never forgotten, and began photographing professionally in London in 1994. A couple years later, in 1996, she also started shooting stills on movie sets.
She has worked with, and assisted many photographers, ranging from Brian Hamill and Neil Leifer to Mary Ellen Mark. The time spent with Mary Ellen, especially, was a pivotal point in Lisa's career. Her style moved even more towards a documentarian direction and she combined that with an unintrusive, yet a more up close and personal approach, in all areas of her work, whether it's movie stills, portraits or her travel work.
Always extremely considerate of the people she is photographing, there is a level of trust that is very apparent in her pictures.
Recently, Lisa exhibited selected works from her travel pictures of Yellowstone National Park and Montana and images from her movie stills archives, at the Marion Spore Gallery, in Brooklyn, as a group exhibition of artists from her agency.
On the producing side, having also interned as a television researcher and set PA in N. Ireland in 1997, Lisa went on to co-run her own production company in Belfast for 2 years, from 1998 - 2000, where the company produced music videos, short films and worked in development with ideas for Channel 4 in the UK and the BBC.
In 2002, she began to associate producing in the U.S. and in addition to photographing, now works as a field producer and Producer.
She works in Europe and the U.S. as a photographer and producer and is represented by Illuminated Metropolis, LLC.
Lisa currently resides in New York City.