Lisa Lindvay

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2019

Program Overview


Lisa Lindvay

For the past eleven years I have been working on a photographic project that explores the emotional, physical, psychological, and environmental effects that mental illness has had on my family. In a broader sense, I am interested in creating photographs that explore personal identity and the way that is altered and shaped by our environments.

Option 1: Create a large-scale portrait of subject(s) within a space/place of importance using a 4×5 (large format camera)
Option 2: Create a series of small photographs that weave together portraits, landscapes, spaces, still lifes, found photographs, and drawings to tell a personal story that will be presented as a loose form book in box.

Prior to the photo shoot I would like to spend a short period of time interviewing/observing the patron to learn more about their daily lives, interests, experiences, etc. Based on their personal accounts and my observations we will work collaboratively to create the intimate photograph(s).






For more information or to commission a unique work of art through Not Just Another Pretty Face, contact Maria Nelson at or 773.324.5520 x1014.