Photographer - Educator - Author
“My work with photography has included portraits, fashion and fine art. My greatest lesson as a professional of the field was that photography can be one’s immortality project. Looking one’s best in photos doesn’t serve only people's immediate needs for jobs, sales or dating; it also leaves their mark in the world. Great images can outlive us and inspire change and growth, so I decided to put more time and content in my creations. Instead of just shooting a subject, I now focus on conceptual photography with powerful story-telling that represents human emotions, inspire their dreams and promote personal development.”
Liza Andrews’s education and professional experience includes marketing and photography. A passionate photographer, Liza specializes in portraits, fashion and fine art. She studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, and with icons such as celebrity photographer, Peter Hurley, and the British sensation in surreal photography applied to fashion, Natalie Dybisz.
Liza has been teaching her own method on "How to Become Photogenic" in Europe, South America and the United States. She also helped people with physical limitations and depression improve their self-esteem using photography. Her book “You Beyond the Mirror” is in the process of being published. Liza was interviewed by Globo TV about her volunteer work with cancer survivors, and Bold TV New York about the importance of one’s profile photos to land the best jobs.
In 2017, she started working with fine art. Her Roots collection featured classic B&W and sepia portraits printed on canvases. The theme was women from different continents embracing their African origins. The collection was exhibited at Punto Gallery, in Manhattan. In 2018, Liza merged original photography with surrealism and digital art to create conceptual portraits with more powerful storytelling. She has just created her 2019 Spring/Summer collection "Magical Essence", recently exhibited at the cultural center for photography and design of ESPM, in Rio de Janeiro. This collection depicts myth and beauty through imaginative and surreal photography. Liza plays with outdoors and studio resources during the shoots. Some of her work is photographed by candlelight, inspired by the lights and shadows of painter Caravaggio. She also adds her original textures to give photographs a vintage look and a painterly finishing.
Liza has just returned from France, where she shot her Fall collection in the castles of the Loire Valley and the gardens of Giverny, the home of Claude Monet. The new images will be available soon.