Alison Lake has had a lifelong interest and involvement in the Arts. She received a BA in art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara, which included an in-depth review of the history of photography. Her first influences came from viewing the images of early 20th century European photographers such as André Kertész, Josef Sudek, and Albert Renger-Patzsch. She then studied photography extensively at Palomar College near San Diego, California, worked in commercial studios, and continued her ongoing work in the fine art field.
Starting in 2012 during travels to many countries, she has been able to combine her love of photography and of learning about the world. Since then she has also transitioned from the darkroom to the added refinements of the digital process, and is dedicated to craftsmanship for every image. The collected black and white or warm tone images capture a wide spectrum of subjects from the human-made and natural environments and where the two coexist. Her other area of interest is still life. With this work she can explore concepts as well as study the interplay of objects and light.