Lisa Aikenhead is a wildlife and nature photographer living in Placerville, California. She has been taking pictures since she first got her hands on a camera as a child – a Kodak 110 Pocket Instamatic with Magicube flash bulbs, four flashes to a cube. She began showing and selling her photography in 2008, after the digital revolution made it possible for her to process and print her own color photography.
Her pleasure in witnessing the beauty and grace of the natural world has taken her from coastal Texas, photographing the spring migration of jewel-colored birds; to Alaska, home of the powerful Coastal Brown Bear; to Iceland, a raw and dramatic land of ice and fire; and on safari in Tanzania, every nature lover’s dream destination. She also enjoys portrait and cultural photography, and has her own business restoring historical and contemporary photographs that have faded, lost their color, or been damaged.
Lisa’s work is on permanent display at the Gold Country Artists Gallery in Placerville, California. She is a member of the Folsom Arts Association, El Dorado Hills Arts Association, Placerville Arts Association, Lodi Community Art Center, and Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. Awards received last year include The David and Connie Zelinsky Art Award at the 47th National Mother Lode Art Show, Best of Show at the Lodi Community Art Center Annual Photography Show, and People’s Choice Award at LCAC’s Small Wonders show. Her other interests include playing the fiddle, singing, reading, and hiking.