Best Of Tucson®

Best Cool Photographer

Lisa M. Robinson

We mean cool literally. Robinson is a photographer of snow without peer, a poet of white blanketed fields, a lyricist of delicate bare branches, a chronicler of gray northern skies. Exhibiting her gorgeous suite of wintry photos, Snowbound, at Etherton in the dead of winter, Robinson evoked a frozen landscape where sound was stilled and objects were softened. Occasionally, a manmade object, like the orange snow barrier in "Running Fence," intruded on the white land. A southerner transplanted to Tucson, Robinson said when she traveled to the snowy North, she felt like she'd walked into a "Japanese ink drawing splashed with color."