About Lisa Beard

I am a photographer and artist based in the Chicagoland area. My focus is fine art photography, especially narrative/conceptual, and fashion/portrait photography. I love exploring abandoned places - especially those with researchable, historical significance, and I love to experiment, especially with mixed media art. Incorporating creativity and authenticity into my work is imperative to my artistic style and process.

  Acme Coke and Steel Plant, Chicago: January 2017; Photograph by Nate Johnson

Acme Coke and Steel Plant, Chicago: January 2017; Photograph by Nate Johnson

  Photographing inside of City Methodist Church in Gary, IN. Photograph by Nate Johnson, Winter 2015. 

Photographing inside of City Methodist Church in Gary, IN. Photograph by Nate Johnson, Winter 2015. 

  Self-portrait at the now-demolished Buckstaff Furniture Factory in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. April 2016.

Self-portrait at the now-demolished Buckstaff Furniture Factory in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. April 2016.

"The Sesame Street House"; McHenry County, IL. February 2015.

Self portrait. Checking out the abandoned property that ended up being the location for the Yellow Glove Series "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" shoot; McHenry County, IL. Spring 2016.