Lissy grew up in a small town in Canada between a cornfield and a tall forest, and frequently played pretend in between them. Her interest in photography began at the age of 12, spurred by the obsessive fear she would one day forget her entire life were she not to document it.
As a teenager she became far less fascinated with documenting life, and far more intrigued with escaping it. By creating surreal landscapes and building elaborate blanket forts she hid from the trials and tribulations of teenage life until, at the age of 18, she moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography.
Now her work focuses on the combination of her two loves, documentary and surrealism. Combining forces to create whimsical imagery that still centers around every day life. Her work is often inspired by the vivid colors of early childhood, reoccurring dreams, the blurry way we see things when we are either too happy or too sad, and the soft hands of the high renaissance.
Her work has been exhibited in New York, London, Toronto, Boston, Munich, Detroit and Guatemala City.