Lisa Cueman Biography Lisa grew up on the island of Bermuda, and is a 16th generation Bermudian. Never knowing exactly when she started riding but just knowing that she always could ride, Lisa has spent the majority of her time with or around horses. In 1993, she loaded her thoroughbred jumper onto a container ship for a four-day, trans-Atlantic crossing and after reaching North America, she relocated to Ontario, Canada, in order to focus solely on training and competing. After several years, she retired her faithful travel companion and beloved athletic partner, completely stepping away from being a horse owner and competitor. It was at this point, Lisa returned to the love for photography that she had first discovered during high school.
It was a photographer friend’s advice in saying “photograph what you really love” that turned Lisa’s attention back to the horses, drawing her back into an environment that she knows and loves, but this time with a camera in her hand. In developing her new career, Lisa’s skills were honed while attending technical programs at The Maine Photographic Workshop as well as workshops conducted elsewhere. The uncommon freedom that Lisa experienced in childhood coupled with her horse filled years serves to inform her work today. Riveted by their raw beauty, Lisa is drawn in to be physically closer, abstracting her subjects in order to emphasize their beauty, forms, textures and lines that she finds so seductive and irresistible. In doing so, Lisa hopes to present the horse, as if for the first time, and in a way that perhaps has not been considered.
Lisa has found inspiration in the works of photographers Tim Flach, Nick Brandt and Amanda Jones, all well known for their very elegant and different approaches to the photography of animals.
Lisa now resides in Dorset, Vermont with her husband, a black lab and a Rhodesian Ridgeback.