Lisa Folino’s fine art photography is an exploration into the world of dreams and alchemy. A majority of her work is created solely using Polaroid materials, which are now no longer being manufactured. The images are photographed using large format cameras. . Pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium she has physically manipulated the Polaroid positive by hand. The passage of time has also played an integral role in the final image. The work is an evolution of one reality blending into another. The physical and metaphorical transformation of the Polaroid’s structure generates a new image resulting in other timely landscapes. She is a prolific and visionary artist with many strong bodies of work. For the past ten years, her subject matter has been the figure, and also the still life. In her work, she photographs the figure much like a still life, inviting the viewer to experience other dream - like worlds. Her use of the object in her still lives on the other hand, projects human - like qualities. When viewing her images, the experience is a delightful and magical journey to another place in time.
Lisa Folino was born and raised in Southern California. Her interest in photography began at an early age under the tutelage of her father Sal Folino, a pioneering cameraman in television. Lisa's work has been exhibited around the country. Her work has been published Internationally and in several important photographic magazines: Black&White magazine, Camera Arts, and The Photo Review. The Portfolio “Love Songs from the Sea” was just published in The Greek Magazine “Antilipseis” issue #9. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Harry Ransom Center, Austin Texas. The portfolio "Shadows and Light" was included in Photography Now, one hundred portfolios, and an international survey of 100 fine art photographers. She was one of 60 international photographers invited to Greece this past May to participate in the Photography Biannual. She is represented by Millennium Images, London England.