Exposure to the arts came early for Lisa Candela, born in La Jolla, CA in 1971. She would make annual solo trips to New York City, beginning at the age of 4, to spend the summers with her Grandmother Jeanne Thayer- a Life Trustee of the Museum of Modern Art. Lisa was also deeply inspired through the legacy created by her Great Grandfather, Rosario Candela, one of New York City’s greatest architects. Though it wasn’t until 1992 when her uncle gave her an old Nikon camera that her love for photography and career began. At night she studied photography at UCLA, and during the day, she developed hands on experience by working in a photo lab and documenting her friends- aspiring actors, musicians, models and dancers.
Lisa’s portraiture work defined her as an artist with a unique style and a talent for capturing the true essence and eternal beauty of her subjects conveying intense emotion. She is best known for her vibrant, colorful, and vivid sensual imagery, documenting the Latin culture- Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Peru. All of which she has exhibited throughout California, Mexico and New York.
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