Click N’ Shoot: 5Questions with Lisa Brown

Click N’ Shoot: 5Questions with Lisa Brown

Meet our newest contributor, photographer, Lisa Brown. Lisa will be featured monthly in our upcoming visual arts wordplay series called CONTeXT.  We hit with five questions about her craft.  Check out what she had to say.
Lisa Brown grew up between Compton and SE DC. “I’ve gotten the basics on life. I live to the fullest every day. I enjoy festival, Caribbean carnivals and animals. I have been into photography since taking film class at the children museum in 1st grade. Since then, I haven’t put my camera down. My favorite camera is the Polaroid. It’s my one hitta quita.” Lisa has an Associate’s degree in African American film from CCBC, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science degree in veterinary technology. She loves  cats, soca and GoGo.
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1. Who introduced me to photography 
 My grandfather  introduced me to film photography when I was 3 years old. He’s a freelance photographer and has been shooting film over 50 years. I found him mysterious with a camera and compelled to pick a camera up.
2. What’s my favorite subject to shoot and why?

My favorite subjects to shoot  are Nubian women. Women of color are beautiful beyond the eyes imagination They are a science worth studying.

3. What’s my favorite piece of equipment ?

My polaroid camera is easy, light and click and shoot.

4. Who are  some photographer’s that inspire you?

Mrs Carrie Mae Weems  and Nakeya Brown are currently my inspirations. Their creative nature has me questioning my concepts.

5. What does the future hold for black culture?
The future holds what we can persevere. If I don’t know my past, I will not know my future.
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