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Lisa Powers
Photography, New Zealand Canterbury Christchurch
Tel: +6421 075 2171
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Brief Summary
Lisa Powers was born in France,
of French/Italian/American lineage, and raised in New York and California.

She worked as an art director and creative director in 'boutique' agencies in Los Angeles before deciding to quit her job and immerse herself photography which, in the early 80's, was 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.

In the mid-80's, 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 models, 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. 
American Airlines,
Air Canada,
Four Seasons Hotels,
Sony, Panasonic, 
Bloomingdale’s NY, 
JC Penney's,
Voyou Paris, 
Lee Jeans, 
Issey Miyake, 
Parco Japan,
Seed Japan,  
Apex Japan,
High Fashion magazine,  
Art & Antiques magazine,
New York magazine,
New York Sunday Time magazine
I-D magazine
San Francisco Examiner Sunday magazine,  
Das Spiegel Germany,
Wired magazine,
WET magazine,
New West magazine,
Psychology Today,
Arts & Architecture magazine, 
Utne Reader,
Shape magazine, 
RandomHouse Books,
Doubleday Books,
Sony Music,
CBS Music,
Capital Records,
Motown Records,
Palm Press postcards,
American Film Market,
MTV Print ads
Zoetrope Studios,
New Line Cinema, 
SpeakEasy magazine, 
Redken Hair Products, 
L’Oreal Paris,
Pentagram Design Studio,
Earthworks Films, 
Carlsburg Beer,
Black Velvet, 
New Zealand Tourism Board.
Professional Experience
Conceptual photographer with a successful commercial photography career spanning 25+ years.  Worked in New York, California, London, Paris, Japan, and New Zealand. Expert at computer imaging and digital manipulation, Photoshop Master. Recently shifted into FineArts photography with gallery exhibitions and in private collections.
Awards and Recognition

Distinction Honours, (ARPS) Royal Photographic Society, UK
Prix de la Photographie, Paris
American Photographer
Art Directors’ Club, NY
Art Directors’ Club, LA
Creativity Award
Print Magazine Award
The ONE Show, NY
Photography Masters’ Cup
Art of Photography
Black & White Spider Award
International Loupe Awards
Nikon Self-Promotion Award
PDN Pix Award
AltPick Photo Award

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