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Lisa Rigge has been involved with photography since the early 1980's. Her
schooling includes two years at the M.I.T. B & W Photography Lab
in Cambridge, MA, photography and art courses at Chabot Community
College in Hayward, CA, and workshops through the University of California,
Santa Cruz and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, New Mexico. She has
studied with many nationally known photographers, among whom are
Kate Jordahl, Al Weber, Holly Roberts, Kathleen Carr, Mark Citret
and Debra Fleming Caffrey.
Lisa began to show her work in the late
1980's in both group and juried shows. In the early 1990's, she began
to hand tint black & white photographs with photo oils and pencils.She
prints her own black & white photographs in the darkroom she shares
at home with her husband, Ron. She continues to work on her hand-tinted
series of photographs, recently hand-tinting images of old ghost
towns in the West.
Lisa teaches hand tinting photography through Las Positas Community
College and gives private lessons at her home in Pleasanton, CA.