The Vibrant Visions of Lisa Carletta
A seasoned fashion photographer, Lisa Carletta’s commissioned work in digital media is centered largely based around glamour and beauty. Her paychecks depend on getting models – primarily women – to look the best that they possibly can. At first glance, the blonde women featured in La Vie en Rose seem as though they could be could be a part of some chic campaign. However, the blank expressions and stiff poses they sport hint at something a bit more cynical – each shot feels as if it was carefully arranged inside of a dollhouse.
Deeply inspired by her own experiences, Lisa Carletta doesn’t shy away from manufacturing candy-coated worlds all her own. Indeed, these fantasies prove to be the perfect vessel to explore and critique the quest for an idealized self in an inherently imperfect world.