Lisa Westgaard, born 1963 in New York, graduated with highest honors from Pratt Institute of  Fine Arts (NY), and continued her education as an assistant for several acclaimed photographers in New York and San Fransisco, such as Beth Galton, Colin Cooke and Dennis Galante. Lisa mainly works as a still life- and food photographer, and has won numerous awards for her immaculate images used in books, magazines, advertising and design – for clients such as McCann, TRY, Ernö, D2 and The Culinary Academy in Norway. Lisa playfully experiments with light, compositions, textures and color, and is described by her collegues as a photographer who does not simply take a picture – she creates it.

Her studio is literally a treasure chest of props  – floor to ceiling covered in unique collectables used to create the utmost stunning, organic looks and identities for her clients.