29.5" x 44.25" 
archival pigment print on
gessoed wood substrate: $3,800

30" x 45"    
Dye-Infused Metal Print
available with Floating Frame only:  $1,800

8" x 12" - edition of 30
Archival pigment prints on Hahnemuhle Matt
Fine Art Paper 308 gsm

unmatted/unframed: $350 (framing available upon request)


Already on the edge of believability, it is important to me that my photographs are captured entirely in camera - utilizing minimal processing in the computer for sizing and color correction only.  Each is a result of a long, hand held, single exposure, merging what can be seen - to that which exists in an invisible, ethereal world.   With long exposures and intentional movement, the camera transcends the reality of how things are perceived by the eye in real time.  The initial flash captures and freezes the foreground in a hyperreal fashion while the open lens collects swirls of light and color, abstracting space as it lingers.  Beyond the flash’s white reach, the long exposure leaves everything in the frame soft and ghostly.  

I’ve always been infatuated by the fragile beauty of the botanical world, the changing of the seasons, and the light at the end of the day.  It’s the vital spark that emanates from nature unfolding that draws me, in its senescing and regeneration, its imperfections and texture - and how it reflects our own humanness.

Artist Bio

Lisa received a BFA in Photography and Printmaking from CCA, in 1979, studying with Charlie Gill, Patricia Tobacco Forrester, Vilem Kriz, Sue Ciriclio and Chris Johnson.   She became a successful fine art photographer, represented by The Susan Spiritus Gallery in Newport Beach, The Photographer's Gallery in Palo Alto, and The Foster Goldstrom Gallery in San Francisco, Suzy Locke and Associates in Oakland and The Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco. 

Lisa (AKA Lisa Toby Goodman) studied Horticulture at Merritt College and has been designing landscapes for Goodman Landscape Design, with her husband, Tim Goodman, also a fine art photographer, since 1986. She turned to oil painting soon after their son, Cole, was born, in 1992. In 2012 Lisa returned to the camera and began taking photographs once again.

Recent/Upcoming  Exhibitions

Gray Loft Gallery,  Oakland CA   February 9 - March 9, 2018  Seeing Red   opening: Feb 9, 6-9pm  2889 Ford St. #32 Oakland, CA

Arc Gallery,  San Francisco, CA  November 11 - December 9, 2017   Luminous (juror's choice award)

Arts Guild of Sonoma,  Sonoma, CA  August 31 – October 2, 2017 Celebrate

Photography Presentation and Talk by Lisa Toby Goodman,  El Cerrito Art Association Community Center,  El Cerrito, CA,  July 10, 2017

Center For Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado  May 19 - July 1, 2017   Landscapes 2017

Gallery Route One, Pt. Reyes, CA  January 27- February 19, 2017  Beginnings

1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  December 2016  Flower Power

Sticks Framing, Berkeley, CA  June 1 - August 15, 2016  Nectar

Nan Phelps Photography Gallery, Kensington, CA  May 2016   Found in Time

Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CA November 13 - December 11, 2015  Nature (re) Defined

Photo – Fine Art Gallery, Oakland, CA   May 14 - June 27, 2015  Flora    

Sticks Framing, Berkeley, CA  February 2015 - to present

Photo – Fine Art Gallery, Oakland, CA   July – August 2014   Summer Breeze

Photo – Fine Art Gallery, Oakland, CA   Best of Botanicals National Juried Exhibition  May – July 2014

Nan Phelps Photography Gallery, Kensington, CA May 2014

Gray Loft Gallery, Oakland, CAApril – May 2014  Flora and Form

Sticks Framing, Berkeley, CA  January – May 2014