Lisa Rinzler has had a long career as a Cinematographer shooting feature films, documentaries, music videos and short form work. She has been awarded 2 Independent Spirit awards for Three Seasons and Menace to Society, an Emmy for The Soul of a Man, and won the Sundance Film Festival Cinematography Award for Three Seasons. Among her other narrative feature work are such films as Pollack directed by Ed Harris, The Hughes Brothers’ Dead Presidents, Love Liza, and Tree’s Lounge.
Rinzler has been working in the joint disciplines of both still and motion photography throughout the years and remains enchanted with the quiet power of the still image as well as with the continuum of movement. She was awarded a still photographic commission by New York State for The Lives they Left Behind, documenting patients suitcases discovered in an abandoned psychiatric hospital, which was exhibited at The Albany State Museum. Rinzler exhibited The Grass is Green, a continuation of this photographic work printed on glass panels at Frank Pictures Gallery in Los Angeles in fall 2010.
Rinzler collaborated as a Co-Director on two projects with Peter Stastny involving social issues in the mental health field from which a short film In the House was made, and a video piece called Coney Island, Brooklyn.