Lisa Olson was one of my first female friends when I moved to Phoenix six years ago, so it's fitting she would be my first subject for my Phoemale photo series. Lisa was born and raised in Phoenix and has been an entrepreneur since a very young age. Currently she owns and operates Practical Art on Central Ave in Phoenix. Practical Art is a beautiful gallery and retail space housing goods from over 100 local artists. Lisa and her shop give back to the community in so many thoughtful ways. They host a charity pie night once a month, host a community craft night, offer yoga classes, monthly gallery shows, and much more. Lisa is also involved in the local Valley Leadership program on top of all the amazing things she does with her shop.
I photographed her in her cute, eclectic Spanish style bungalow which is gorgeously decorated with art from her shop and around the world. She's a gem of a gal. I highly recommend a visit to her shop to say hi.
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