Lisa Blair grew up in New Hampshire and discovered her love of photography at a young age, owning her first camera by nine years old. At Middlebury College, she studied film photography and wet darkroom techniques, as well as printmaking and sculpture, while earning a B.A. in Sociology-Anthropology. After college, Blair followed her craving to “go west” moving to Portland, Oregon. While there, her photographic pursuits were put on hold as she worked to establish her other career interest, depth psychology, and earned an M.A. from the Process Work Institute.
At the end of 2009, Blair and her husband moved to Santa Fe to begin a new chapter and has since experienced a major resurgence in her photographic life. She began utilizing digital imagery and the digital darkroom for the first time and now incorporates both film and digital processes in her work. Most recently however, she has gravitated towards alternative process techniques and now offers her series Personal Artifacts in Platinum / Palladium prints, an early 19th century method of printing. She also regularly makes images with her two vintage Polaroid cameras and her Holga 120N.
Blair's work has been shown in numerous galleries and exhibitions including the Dina Mitrani Gallery in Miami, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Soho Photo Gallery in New York City, the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, the Muñoz Waxman Gallery in Santa Fe, and the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Her work was featured in YourDailyPhotograph by Duncan Miller Gallery, has been published in Fraction Magazine, Le Journal de la Photographie, The Sun, and New Mexico Magazine and is privately collected.