The love of photography and of learning about the world
Alison Lake is originally from Southern California and has had a lifelong involvement in the Arts. She received a BA in art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and was especially interested in the history of photography. Her first influences came from viewing the images of early 20th century European photographers such as Andre Kertesz, Josef Sudek, and Albert Renger-Patzsch.
She then studied photography extensively, assisted in commercial studios, and continued doing her ongoing work in the fine art field. With a background in traditional methods, she has transitioned to the digital process with the same dedication to print craftsmanship.
During travels to many countries, she has been able to combine her love of photography and of learning about the world. The collected black and white or warm tone images represent a spectrum of subjects from the human-made and natural environments, and reveal a preference for the unexpected and often overlooked fragments of a place. Her other area of interest is still life. With this work she can explore concepts as well as study the interplay of objects and light. Her images have been exhibited throughout the USA, and have appeared in numerous publications. She is now based in the Monterey Peninsula area of California.