I am not exaggerating at all when I say that my friend Lisa Wiseman (warning: first image might be slightly NSFW, depending on the stuffiness factor of your office) is one of the very best photographers to come out of SF.
I am completely entranced by her work, and have been especially excited for her since being selected as one of Photo District News (PDN)‘s 30 new and emerging photographers to watch.
And the opening of her solo show, “Something Like Home” is this Thursday at the new Gallery 645.
Lisa’s photography is about transitions, in-between spaces, and liminal moments. She explores images as the quiet pause between the before and after.
She shoots fashion and portraiture with a fine art eye, often honing in on subtle details of the model or the garment instead of showing the whole person. Through a deliberate use of cropping, she creates a narrative that focuses on elements that sometimes go unnoticed. Her images often have a cinematic film-still quality, which makes the viewer feel connected yet voyeuristic.
Lisa received her BA in sociology from UC Berkeley in 2004 and completed a second BFA in photography at the Academy of Art University in 2007. She lives and works in San Francisco.
You really have to go. I personally cannot wait.
“Something Like Home”
7th Street (between Townsend and Brannon) in San Francisco
April 2nd – May 6th
Opening Reception on Thursday, April 2nd
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Congratulations, Lisa! See you Thursday!