Lisa Gidley makes color photographs. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband, writer Douglas Wolk; their toddler son, Sterling; and a cat named Edie.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Lisa also lived in Washington, D.C., and New York City before heading to Oregon; sheâ€™d describe herself as a Midwestern New Yorker transplanted to the West Coast. It was in New York that she fell in love with photography, and she studied at the International Center of Photography there.
For the techies: Most of Lisa's shots for the Grid Project are taken with a medium-format film camera, the Bronica GS-1. Lisa appreciates digital technologies but isnâ€™t ready to let film give up the ghost just yet.