521 Minor Ave, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
Fine art and commercial photographer Lissa Hahn divides her time between her Los Angeles studio and her Michigan summer home studio.
The Richmond, Virginia-raised Hahn began her photographic studies in high school where she learned traditional darkroom film processing and printing techniques. In 1995 she moved to California to pursue her studies of photography including a master workshop with renowned photographer Mark Edward Harris at the University of California, Los Angeles. Hahn supported her studies by working at a prestigious Hollywood photography lab where she came in direct contact with the film of Bruce Weber, the prints of Ellen Von Unwerth and many other photographic luminaries. She then headed to New York to work as a photographic assistant while shopping her portfolio around. Assignments and gallery exhibitions soon allowed Hahn to leave her invaluable assisting days behind.
In 2002 Hahn moved back to Los Angeles to open her own studio in the Brewery Artist Colony, a location she continues as to use as her creative base.
In 2015 Hahn expanded her creative base to Kalamazoo, MI starting a new family and finding a great community there.
Lissa's new work takes an innovative approach to photography. Hahn's images are created with no digital manipulation. Altering our visual sense of reality, Lissa captures her subjects with one exposure. As she expands depth and brilliant color spaces through her techniques we are met with a complex visual that is hard to conquer with the brain. Subsequently,Lissa found this work is 3-d.
In 2013 she experimented with flowers to fine tune her techniques. In 2014 she begin photographing friends in handmade costumes from found objects and things from the hardware store. She continues on her journey with new subjects in Kalamazoo.