Lisa Voorhees Taggart spent fifteen years as the owner of The Sporting Woman, a very independent retail store in Denver, Colorado. In 2006, this entrepreneur, teacher, and writer decided to see what else was in store for her.
She is a self-taught photographer who uses her camera as her third eye. Her technique is to shoot what she sees and enjoy the simplicity of a gull dining on crab or girls playing in the surf. Lisa has displayed her work at shows in Denver, Colorado and Gualala, California.
Lisa lives in Denver.
My images result from the world as I see it. My inspiration comes from the moments when I am most open to what surrounds me. For instance, I drove by a stand of alder trees one warm autumn afternoon and noticed that their leaves had already taken flight. Left before me was the forest for the trees, a mural of contrast and light. Nestled in a valley of giant redwoods and vineyards, they reminded me of immigrants, a cross-section of diversity and sameness. Although the day was happening in color, I was taken by the monochromatic moment.
My training as a photographer has been by trial and error, missed shots, full memory cards and the absolute delight in knowing I captured the big one. My family and friends have encouraged me to pursue my passion, lead with my heart and focus on what I see. My images are the result of this and of the many opportunities the world has shared with me.