Lisa Folino was born and raised in Southern California. Her interest in photography began at an early age under the tutelage of her father, a pioneering cameraman in television. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galley exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Texas, The Harry Ransom Center Austin Texas, and The Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York. She has been published in numerous magazines, Black&White magazine, Camera Arts magazine, and AntiLipseis magazine Athens, Greece. Her work has been recognized in many International competitions, some including The Lucie Awards, The project Competition Center Santa Fe, New Mexico, WPO Black and White competition, and The Julia Margaret Cameron Competition including publication in the book. Her work is also included in the Survey, Photography Now: 100 Photographers Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
Since the age of 10 Lisa has lived near the ocean, The ocean has always been a place of deep inspiration and concern. She learned to dive while on a family vacation in Hawaii and became instantly hooked. For the past 2 years her lens has been focused on sea life including corals, fish, and marine plant life. Her work at present is going in the direction of combining her love of photography with her love of the sea.