Lisa Beggs is a traveling photographer living full-time on the road since 2015. After studying Commercial Photography and Dance at Ohio University, she moved to New York City where she began shooting. Lisa worked in fashion photography for brands such as Alexander Wang and DKNY, then hit the road in search of a minimal lifestyle and far out places. While touring her country, she has been capturing landscapes and portraiture in a fresh poetic way to depict the US and beyond. Publications // Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, The Washington Post, She Explores, InStyle, Cabin Porn, Montana Cans, Street and More, Ohio Today, Mind Body Green, Travel Channel
This selection of photos was taken over the last five years of traveling full time across America. I grew up in Ohio and earned a Bachelor's of Science in Visual Communication (at Ohio University) then moved to New York City. My plan was to get the best foundation available and learn the rules before breaking them.
I was working alongside elite photographers and designers for a few years, but I felt there was something missing. I reached a plateau and needed to expand in different ways. All along, I had this deep desire to see the country we live in, so I made the decision to leave the city. I was in search of a more mindful lifestyle and found what I was looking for by cutting life back to the basics.
I now live out of an RV visiting natural landscapes and parks fulfilling that missing piece I had before. As artists, we are constantly searching to evolve our work. We keep our eyes peeled and minds opened for that next level of growth. Waking up in a new place every day pushes those boundaries and continually shapes my work into what it is today.
Living a simple life allows me to create a sense of calm in my work. I am able strip away the unnecessary to achieve a minimalistic approach and outcome. While shooting on location, I focus on how a place makes me feel and edit accordingly so the viewer can pick up on the relaxation that comes with nature.
This feeling of ease translates into this body of work that is full of calming landscapes and soothing scenery. Looking back now, I found that if you shift your priorities to match your desires, you will find true contentment with what you make.
* ALL IMAGES ARE COURTESY + COPYRIGHT OF THE ARTIST