Driven. Innovative. Highly conceptual.
These are the words that describe Melbourne-based Lisa Saad, a multi-awarded commercial and advertising photographer, and director of photography.
With over three decades in the business, she has photographed everything from high-end advertising campaigns, fashion and lifestyle magazine covers, and spreads to corporate projects focusing on people, places, food, and art. Her cinematography has been seen in television series, TV commercials, short films, documentaries, and corporate video productions.
As a versatile photographer and successful image-maker, Lisa’s technical expertise in all platforms of digital and analog media adds a distinctive flair to creating images that stand out.
Her creative process is defined as ‘inspired thought’, whose style has been influenced by everything she encounters. Growing up in an artistic family, Lisa was able to develop her drawing skills where the technique of outlining the cartoons in black and then filling in the areas with tone and colour has shaped her signature style that is unique, pragmatic, and with a sense of drama.
With a high level of professionalism she consistently exhibits in her projects, Lisa’s discerning eye and years of practice under her belt made her produce quality work that has won over 200 awards. Her phenomenal photography career has produced stunning photo after photo, from her illustrative ‘The Anonymous Man’ series to her architectural photography, as well as her ‘Project 11’ portrait series. The Anonymous Man has been exhibited numerous times since its debut in 2016, both in Australia and abroad, including in countries such as China and the UK. In 2018, ‘Bridget’ and ‘Cooper’ from Lisa’s ‘Project 11’ series were both Semi-finalists in Australia’s prestigious Moran National Portrait Prize.
Apart from her creative photography and illustrative chops, Lisa was able to establish a sustainable career by balancing her passion for photography with real entrepreneurial skills. She currently owns and operates two competitive photographic businesses from her studio in Melbourne.
Lisa Saad Photography Pty. Ltd. is aimed toward high-profile imagery for advertising and corporate campaigns, illustrative work, and multi-faceted commissions with high production value. Meanwhile, Gotham Studios Melbourne supplies prepaid photographic services to B2B clients worldwide, whose looking for quick and efficient photography with no hidden costs and no compromise in quality.
Lisa has always believed that good-quality photography should be accessible to everyone. Upholding that no one should miss out on the opportunity to work with a professional photographer, she continues to mentor both new and established photographers wanting to increase their skill set and maintain and run a business.
In her downtime, Lisa enjoys swimming, going to the gym, learning new skills, renovating their house with her husband and their three cats, or just out lunching with close friends.