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Lisa presenting Charlie Daniels the portrait of the eagle she named Daniels Charlie in honor of the country legend.
Lisa Loucks Christenson
"Looking back, I've spent my most of my life studying and documenting wildlife, insects, plants; observing nature, people, wildlife through a small rectangle window, shooting pictures of subjects that have given me an inch by 1/2 inch window of solitude while I peered through my viewfinder in my search for my true calling. --Lisa Loucks Christenson
As a young child I loved creating my own picture books, nature books and field guides of every animal I discovered. I started marketing and selling my images when I was a teenager; images I shot on my faithful Minolta SRT 201 and Nikon F3, and my Super 8mm cameras. Later, I worked as a lumberjack on the vegetation crew for the Minnesota Conservation Corp and was given the opportunity of a lifetime working in most of the state parks in central and SE Minnesota. My experience on this job led to my deeper appreciation for our outdoors and preservation of state lands, parks for the enjoyment of our future generations. It was also a turning point for my life. I made the decision at the end of fall to pursue my outdoor photography as a professional career. Who but God knew, my decision; would lead me to opening my own stock agency, photo studio, selling articles, and finally opening my own publishing house and gallery.
I photograph nature as I discover it. I don't like rearranging my photos (except in studio for food or product shots) but my documentaries are true pictures of what I found, how I found the scene and subject, even when people have tampered with my projects (shame on them, too). I shot the scenes as I found them and learned a great deal about forensics at the same time, god has His own way of turning the destruction of one man to the gainfuk knowledge of another, though the sheriff said, "They wanted to mess with the nature photographer." They were harassing me, stealing my equipment, time, and destroying a book-in-progress, I documented daily, for over 590 days, Walk the Burn, instead of folding, I stayed and wrote and recorded more books, more stories, and created a forensic guide of how things look when your work is cut uo, someone staking bullet shells in front of subjects I photographed, daily, they cut up cocoons, chopped off plants, deleted my field camera images, stole my cameras, stole my camera blinds, the list was endless.
My job isn't just taking pretty pictures, it's hard work breaking through 10 foot Canary grass, stinging nettles, broken flood brush, getting bit up by every kind of insect, a few snakes, avoiding animal attacks, dealing with -40 and colder temps, I've been out in -70s with wind chill, 116 degrees, flash floods, severe thunderstorms, but more than anything I've endured, the toughest job I've had is: staying a day ahead of the people who choose to destroy my efforts by stealing my gear, tampering with my field cameras, cutting off letters off my truck, etc. It's beyond disappointing that I spend my time working so hard only to have another come along and in a second destroy all I set out to create. In fact, it's the exact reason my Walk the Burn documentary 590 days in the field on one story, wasn't immediately published and was put on hold for a future date. Other photographers need to know it's never safe to let everyone know what you are working on, until your work is finished. I wish that wasn't true, but it's what I've had to face, along with a few other photographers reporting the same problems, in the same areas. There are two words for this: Stalking and harassment. God sees all. I trust Him.
I've been studying the river eagles for years, and just began year 12 on 1/1/16. I've put together books, journals, photos, and films for each year of my documentary, but won't release the books until a future date. Two nemis remained, the cougars and the mystery snake that has now taken four dry bites on me in 12 years. I don't know if there will be a year 13, the eagles have always written their own stories through what I could understand: this year the eagles story changed.
I've enjoyed many career changes from working for the Mn Conservation Corps, various newspapers, radio, working as a traveling photographer, working in communications, dispatching, fulfillment and more. After years of selling my stories, articles, stock photos, books, both fiction and non-fiction, writing articles, shooting pictures, filming what I observe in the wild. I thank god every day for the blessing He has given me, and allowjng me the opportunity to live my dreams: photographing His world, writing, illustrating, selling my art, cards, paintings, books, e-books, photos, and sharing my work through exhibits and speaking engagements.
I shoot during all weather conditions; through every season. I know, in part, the struggles for survival our wildlife experience; I know because I've spent my life covering their stories as a silent witness. I've been there dodging the same flash floods that surrounded us; found my way out of blinding blizzards that come out of nowhere––stranding and burying those who don't find shelter––quickly; I've spent years observing wild animals, how they interact, how they bond, how they build, how they rebuild, how they escape attack, or die trying.
One of my best documentaries in progress is: Struggling for Existence. Far and above all my other work, this is the most important piece of myself and the lives I've observed. The births, the struggles, the existence, and sometimes their gruesome, violent deaths. I film and document the stories I find, I speak to others about their births, family life, the struggles, the subjects first year and sometimes beyond that, their migrations, their lives as I documented them--their existence that they were here.
I believe we all have a story to share. See you on the journey. ––Lisa Loucks Christenson.
"Most days I wear camouflage to work." –Lisa Loucks Christenson
1/1/2016 Lisa began her 12th year on Lisa's Bald Eagle Documentary™
Comments From Viewers of Lisa Loucks Christenson's Exhibits:
Comments Here’s what people are saying about Lisa Loucks Christenson’s work:
"Never quit~the eagles need you!" --Megan SaVallee
"Came back again to see all your projects!" --Shirley Brilla
"Fascinating to see bugs up close, and to read about your adventures. Thanks." -- Ruth /Minneapolis
"I love UR pictures!!" -- Huntley Family/ Woodbury, MN
"The minute I walked into this room at the National Eagle Center and noticed the photos, I thought of you, Lisa. Sure enough, there were your notes describing the scenes in the photos! Wonderful exhibit and information! Thank you! --Marilyn Ormand /Rochester, MN
"Great & very exciting exhibit" --Vicky--Mpls
Year 10 Book Trailer: Legend of the Sun Dogs by Lisa Loucks Christenson
This site features info and links to the private collections, works for sale, brands, stores of Lisa Loucks Christenson's lifetime work. Lisa's photos, artwork, fiction and non-fiction books, e-books, sketch books, illustrations, film, exhibits, events, Lisa's field research, and more. Lisa's Bald Eagle Documentary is now in it's 12th year. Both Lisa's Bald Eagle Documentary and/or Lisa's Winter Bugs! Documentary have aired radio, television on Ron Schara's Minnesota Bound, KTTC News, KAAL, WEAU Channel 13, Post-Bulletin, Rochester Visitor Magazine, Exhibited at the National Eagle Center, White Wolf Creek Gallery™, Fudge Corner™, broadcast Lisa's journey on the the Big Wild Radio Station, and her own show, Lisa's Walk the Talk Show™.
Lisa specializes in bald eagles lives, animal behavior, wildlife, predator-prey, wildlife co-existence, weather, wildlife, food, pets, agriculture, people at work or play, outdoors, indoor, low light, no light, all weather elements, travel, recreation, hobbies, and historic images. Lisa offers photo-text packages, e-books, educational materials, lectures, art prints on loan, books, more.
Lisa's photos, books, e-books, fine art, wildlife art, journals, sketchbooks, exhibits, educational materials, films, raw footage are available for licensing under strict Rights-Managed agreements. Lisa's art, cards, books are available on her sites, various online distributors. A limited collection of her photography is available on her keyword database on this website.
Links Lisa's Brands, Imprints, Online and Brick and Mortar Stores, Portfolios:
Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC Lisa Loucks Christenson, President & CEO, Publisher
BadgerBooks.com imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Waubesa Press imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Cybereditions.com imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
SnowyRiverPress.com imprint of imprint of jLisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Bow Wow Detectives® imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
Meow Meow Detectives™ imprint of Lisa Loucks Christenson Publishing, LLC
White Wolf Creek™(Lisa's gallery, nature books, wildlife art, more)
Part Legend, All Hero... Donnie Destin™
An Old Wild West Novel Set in the Blufflands of Minnesota
Donnie Destin™ in Worm Moon, Book One, SHORE TO FIND
Written and Illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson
#1 International Best Selling Series
Wolves of Whitewater Falls™ Series Written and Illustrated by Lisa Loucks Christenson