Monday, June 29, 2009


the post i just wrote was one scanned page short, please check it out again in its entirety :)


the big news i've been hinting at is that last week i shot a feature story for newsweek and it's on newsstands today!

the layout is beautiful (4 pages, 4 photos!) and they used my photos well. this was a wonderful assignment because i got to photograph someone i found truly lovely and interesting (poet laureate kay ryan), i was given a ton of creative freedom with the style of photos and i got to shoot polaroid 600.

you should absolutely go see the issue in person since the online story is lacking any photo accompaniment (it has michael jackson on the cover and is titled "the meaning of michael"). let me know what you think of the story, i'm delighted with how it came out!

(pages in published order, my byline on title page)

twitter update

a great quote from this ASMP blog post about why we twitter: "As a professional, Tweeting isn’t about going to a movie or where you are having dinner, it is about letting people know that you and your business is alive and vital."

Thursday, June 25, 2009

big news on monday

stay tuned to my blog this coming monday for some big news :)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

great shoot today

my shoot today went very well! it's now past midnight and i'm done with the first round of edits. it's time to give my eyeballs a much needed break from checking focus all day.

Friday, June 19, 2009

the work equivalent of beauty sleep... prep sleep. it's 12:33am and everything is all ready to go for tomorrow. here's some of what i'm bringing:

- 2 doz blue eggs
- 1 doz brown eggs
- taxidermied crow
- all my gear
- homemade brownies for crew/subject
- paperwork
- prepped fedex box for the polaroids to go to my scanner in la
- releases
- memorized shot list
- 20 packs polaroid 600
- polaroid sleeves

i got word today that the spread should run in the next month or so... keep your eyeballs to my posts; i'll put it up here in all it's glory as soon as it's out!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

prop hunting

this week has been taken up with the search for two interesting props:
- taxidermied (or realistic) crow/raven
- a few doz. blue eggs (real, not fake)
today, after much calling, i think i nailed it and located both.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

things are picking up

sorry i've been somewhat miba (missing in blog action) lately - i have been delightfully busy with lots of work. today i booked 2 new jobs - wahoo! details to come, stay tuned.

Monday, June 15, 2009

check me out - site of the week!

i'm delighted to announce that i've been selected as one of livebook's sites of the week. check it out!

Monday, June 08, 2009

the felt & wire story is live!

both images copyright lisa wiseman

hey all! skedaddle your little mouse-clicking fingers to this page to see the story i worked on for felt & wire. it looks fabulous! kudos to alyson kuhn who wrote it (and edits felt & wire) and to joan, the lovely proprietress of timeless treasures.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

felt & wire shoot

my thursday shoot of the typography-loving shop in SF called timeless treasures for felt & wire went like a charm. felt & wire editor alyson kuhn was delightful as was joan, the owner of timeless treasures. i delivered my files today and read alyson's draft and it's gonna look great! the blog goes live on monday - can't wait! (click here for all the above links)

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

my twitter name

for those of you who've asked me to clarify, my twitter is @lisaMwiseman with my middle initial "m" snuck in there between lisa and wiseman.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

tweet tweet

i joined twitter today. it's a big relief because now i can stop avoiding it. although it will definitely take some getting used to, i'm done pretending that i dislike the idea of twitter. also, to be honest, trying to evade twitter in the photo world is quite difficult and possibly signals some kind of vague career suicide.

i must explain that while i'm not a trailblazer with new trends, i am not a slowpoke and often take up new ideas/technologies/trends on the early side. my new found relationship with twitter is clearly not an example of this. oh well, i'm finally on the bandwagon. twitter is the new facebook, the new email promo, the new postcard promo and possibly even the new sliced bread (or so i hear) and i'm now bent on figuring out how i can use it to maximize my business and keep my clients and colleagues interested in my life and work.

if you'd like to know what's going on in my day-to-day you can follow me or, as i'm learning to write in twitter lingo, i'm @lisamwiseman

typography shoot this week

you all know by now how much i love typography. i'm lucky enough to have the chance this week to shoot a feature on timeless treasures for the rockstar blog felt & wire which is edited by the phenomenal alyson kuhn (alyson's other website here). i had the distinct pleasure of meeting alyson last week with tom ingalls of ingalls design and i couldn't be more pleased to be working with them and with joan from TT. i'm really looking forward to our shoot on thursday!