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Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli



Lisa Marie Scrima-Castelli has always been passionate about exploring the natural world and shares her experiences through photography. She creates images that tell stories of the landscapes, seascapes, mountains and wildlife she observes while traveling throughout the United States and provinces of Canada, as well as locations close to home. These images evoke emotion and tell the stories of her discoveries.

Lisa was born and raised in Richmond County, New York, and settled in Suffolk County where she and her husband raised two daughters. They share their love of exploring the county’s variety of seascapes, wildlife, sunrises and sunsets to this day. Lisa’s first introduction to photography began as a child, at which time she was given a camera as a gift from her parents. Lisa’s passion for the natural world continued to emerge as she grew older. She began exploring the landscapes and native wildlife of the west while visiting family in New Mexico. Her travels later took her to the Alaskan backcountry with friends whom she met while pursuing a graduate degree in Speech Pathology at New York University. Her travel experiences deeply affected Lisa and she incorporated her photography into lessons for her students in order to expand their knowledge of the world around them while developing story telling skills. Lisa continues to capture the beauty of nature while telling stories and conveying emotion through photographic imagery.

Lisa’s dedication to photography has led to exploring opportunities for growth in skill and creativity including seeking out other photographers and organizations for inspiration and the sharing of ideas. She is a member of the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), as well as Island Photo Group (IPG) in addition to being a long- standing member of Women Sharing Art (WSA). Lisa has exhibited her photography at various galleries, including the Islip Art Museum, Baffa Gallery, Phoenix Gallery, Long Island Maritime Museum, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, as well as local libraries, the Fire Island Lighthouse Visitor Center annual Art Show, Watch Hill-Fire Island National Seashore Visitor Center, and the Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum. She has received awards for selected works, and several of her photographs can be found in homes across the United States as well as abroad. Her passion and dedication inspire her to capture the beauty and wonder of the natural world through photography and to share her stories with others.