Luis Lazo was born in Chile, raised in London and has lived in the south of France for the last nine years before calling Miami home. His studies include Art History and Photography at Bourneville School of Art, before receiving an Honors Degree in Visual Communication from the University of Wolverhampton, U.K. Lazo has worked as a stills photographer on feature films as well as photographing for publications such as Harpers, Queens, The Telegraph and Premiere Magazine among others. He has also photographed for fashion publications such as British GQ, Twill in Paris, and So-In in Japan. His exhibition history includes solo and group exhibits in England, France, Amsterdam and was recently awarded Viewbook Photostory’s First Prize in the Conceptual category.
Luis Lazo’s work often encompasses elements of light and shadow, clouds, endless water, and the human component.
The story found in Lazo’s work is not merely a place or person, but rather, the very composition they both share. As nature contrasts the relationship we have to it the picture is formed.. The finished image coherently freezes for the viewer the very story of Life; a viewpoint of nature as colors transfix, and time and space reshape forever our perception.
My work interweaves personal memories, landscapes and portraits to reveal stories of shared experiences in a reflective and hopefully moving manner, capturing the relationship of the human subject in time, history and emotion. My main consideration is to engage and record the silent and fleeting nature of these little moments. To express their importance to me and capture their distinctive spontaneity. – Luis Lazo