Studio: Lorenzo Chuca Creative
Location: Houston, TX
What made you get into photography?
After a few budget cuts in the late 90’s, photography fell right into my lap as “other duties as assigned”. A welcomed change that only grew from there. It wasn’t until 10 years later that I started mixing mediums and my camera became my brush. Photography is a place where I go and express myself creatively.
How would you describe your photography style?
As an artist who often chooses flesh as canvas, my work has been called dark, eccentric, yet exotic. I rely on my skills as a photographer to document these living pieces of art.
Any photographers or artists that you looked up to that helped influence your style?
I’m constantly influenced by my surroundings and the people in it. Photographers and artist who’s work I followed: Eugenio Recuenco, David LaChapelle, Stefan Gesell, Andy Warhol, Michael Hussar and Banksy.
Did you study photography in school or are you self-taught?
Trial and error of course. Film was a lot of fun and I miss it at times but I have enjoyed being a part of how digital has evolved.
What do you feel is the most challenging thing about starting a photography business?
Separating the businessman from the artist has been challenging. Time management and marketing skills are key in this industry.
What do you love most about being a photographer?
I enjoy working with other creatives who are passionate about their work.