Lisa attended a local school in Gedling and then trained as a chef. She worked in various restaurants across the city. She left the catering industry to retrain in computer and subsequently in various charities. In 2008 she was diagnosed with three health problems, PTSD, general anxiety and clinical depression. This has affected her ability to work full time. In 2015, after participating in a ‘Nature in Mind’ group, she took up photography and now four cameras later regularly takes photographs around Nottingham. She likes taking photographs which make her smile or give her an air of mystery.