Lisa Powers was born in France, 

of French/Italian/American lineage,

and raised in New York and Los Angeles.

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

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 models,

without the inevitable distractions

of shooting outdoors.


Her work has won numerous 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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