Story by Melissa Colangelo
Hoboken native Michael Lisa’s interest in photography stemmed from his yearly Christmas present as a kid, from his uncle. Lisa and his brother spent hours huddled over their gifts; football photography books. Growing up, Lisa was highly active in every sport and when he had to stop playing he turned to the arts—music, drawing, painting and photography; the last eventually becoming his favorite. When not photographing sports, Lisa enjoys photographing cityscapes, possibly inspired by living in Hoboken.
Now a photographer for the Meadowlands Race Track and a freelance photographer for the Giants, Lisa says the highlight of his career is “shooting for the New York Giants,” adding, “It does not get much better than that!” Lisa is also the founder of “Lisa Photo Stride for the Cure Race,” an event held at the Meadowlands Race Track to raise money for Breast Cancer research, a cause close to Lisa’s heart.
You can find Lisa’s work in murals on the Meadowlands Race Track’s walls or at Michaellisaphoto.com