“Creativity is the Best Revenge.”Lisl Dennis
LISL DENNIS is producing three multi-platform indie publishing projects for the brand StoryShards, LLC. All are relevant topics for today. They include e-book, audio and print editions. First up is SOAP | Essential Solvent for Body + Soul. The e-book pub-date is in the fall 2020. Visit the SOAP page.
Known for her graphic color intensive style, Lisl Dennis has experienced the world on editorial and commercial assignments in the travel and adventure, decorative arts, hospitality and lifestyle industries. As a multimedia visual artist, Lisl’s optically intimate style in Creativity in Culture and STORYSHARDS retreats remain trend setting. Her vibrant visual storytelling emphasizes the Moral Imagination as a central imperative in our fragmented world. As a freelancer based in New York City in the 70s, 80s and 90s, Lisl became known for expanding the definition of travel photography. An award winning signature abstract visual sensibility characterizes her style.
From 1968-1970, Lisl was the first woman staff photographer on the Boston Globe. Early journalism experience during tumultuous times set Lisl up for a worldwide career that embraced diverse disciplines on location in photojournalism, narrative portraiture, travel and hospitality, and the decorative arts. In the early 70s, Lisl and her writer husband Landt Dennis, founded and hosted the Travel Photography Workshop in Santa Fe, which ran for twenty years. Sponsored by CANON and KODAK, Lisl taught workshops, seminars, and creativity retreats nationwide. She taught at the New School in New York City.
As an international interiors and decorative arts photographer and stylist, Lisl drew on her childhood and exposure and collaborations as the daughter of an interior designer mother and architect father working in rural New Jersey. Her editorial credits include: Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Country Living, World of Interiors, and Town & Country.
Originally the travel editor for Popular Photography, Lisl became the Traveler’s Eye columnist for Outdoor Photographer magazine. She reported on her rich cultural experiences at the intersection of creativity, culture, and destination photography. Visit the STORY and BLOG pages.
Lisl produces and hosts STORYSHARDS, a multimedia retreat program drawn from her international travels. The sequential visual vignettes reflected relevant topics and themes that inspired story sharing among the participants and encouraged social action and Engaged Creativity. The current program is STORYSHARDS | Kismet + Karma. It treat destiny, action and outcome in our lives.
Lisl Dennis is the creator of twelve books – both text and photos for several, she collaborated with her writer husband Landt Dennis on others. Visit the BOOKS page for titles and current publishing projects.
Lisl has done marketing photography and styling for international hotels and resort developers: Las Campanas, Santa Fe, NM; Bishop’s Lodge, Santa Fe, NM; Inn of the Anasazi, Santa Fe, NM; The Pierre Hotel, New York, NY; Grand Hyatt, New York, NY; Hotel Tishka, Marrakech, Morocco; La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco; Vista Palace, Roquebrun-Cap-Martin, France. Recently, Lisl worked as a stylist, including florals, for Santa Fe’s Wolf Corporation.
Lisl Dennis’ special skills are in creating a sense of place – at home and abroad; creativity and story sharing; presentation and communication; promotional writing and social media content creation; coordinating and hosting gatherings; retail skills; and inspiring clients with style confidence in creating their personal sense-of-place.
Lisl is an outdoors enthusiast,worked retail in the winter sports industry, and was an instructor at Ski Santa Fe. The Dennises have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1980.
Art Students League, New York, NY
Academia dei Belli Arte, Florence, Italy
The Masters School, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Far Hills Country Day, Far Hills, NJ