Inspired by and aspire to make beautiful impressions of daily life.
About The Photographer, Journalist & Author
Lorenzo is an author, a writer and an award-winning street photographer.
He has written numerous books, interviews and articles about fine art and photography for En Foco, Nueva Luz, Rain Tiger and the Examiner.
Throughout most of 2010, his book, 25 Lessons I’ve Learned about
photography Life! has been the #1 Best Selling Photo Essay and Artist & Photography Biography on Amazon.com. Paul Giguere, guru for the popular podcast thoughts on photography, considers 25 Lessons one of the "classic" essays on photography.
Most recently, Lorenzo edited and published a new edition of Jacob Riis's How The Other Half Lives, which is widely considered one of the most important works in American history and is a staple in college courses about photojournalism, social reform and literature.
In October of 2010, he served as the NYC photography adviser for the recently launched Microsoft foursquare photography app. In 2008, he was chosen to be the HP Be Brilliant Featured Artist.
Since taking up digital photography in 2005, his photography has been featured in fotoMAGAZIN, Germany's premier photo magazine, and his photos have been cited, posted and published by over 350 other blogs, websites, and print publications. Here is a small sample from April 2006
Today, Lorenzo has over 30,000 photographs published on flickr.com—one of the world's most popular photography websites—where his photos have been seen over 6 million times and where he ranks as one of the site's most popular photographers (aka "lorenzodom").
He has been called an "Internet photography sensation" by Time Out New York and is considered a "Flickr star" by Rob Walker, Consumed columnist, for New York Times Magazine.
One Life International Photography Portfolio
Lorenzo on Facebook!
Author Central on Amazon
goodreads author profile
His work is represented worldwide by Getty Images.
Interview with Sally Golan of Celebrity Wire
Interview with Paul Giguere
Interview with Bill Hector Weye and Sandra Pipczynski.
NEWS ABOUT LORENZO
DAD OF DIVAS REVIEWS
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
My Take on 25 Lessons I've Learned about (Photography) Life
This book did an amazing job at taking the photography experiences of one man and translating these experiences and making the tangible for photographers and non-photographers alike. I loved the 25 lessons that the author presents and how practical they were. The author did a great job at incorporating down-to-earth examples of real people and real situations which make the book a fun and engaging read that will draw you in from the beginning (at least it did for me). Outside of this, the book shares some very valuable things with people who are looking for the self-help advice that this book provides. Not being a person that seems to need this, never-the-less it is important that this book has pearls of wisdom for all who read this book!
Click Here to read the full review.
A Special Thank You to Readers
I would like to thank everyone again that participated in last week's promotion. It was a very successful campaign that exceeded my expectations by giving away a final count of 4,640 free Kindle copies of the book. As a result, 25 Lessons is now the #1 bestseller in both the Kindle and book categories for "Photography - Photo Essays"and "Artists, Architects & Photographers Biographies & Memoirs."
THE JOURNEY BEGINS
New York City, March 29, 2012:
Today Steven Shalowitz Launches The One Way Ticket Show including interviews with NYC Photographer Lorenzo Domínguez, Documentary Filmmaker David Gaynes, CEO & Co-Founder of Brooklyn Winery Brian Leventhal and others.
The Chinese philosopher Laozi, famously once said: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Today, radio show veteran, world traveler and photographer, as well as host extraordinaire, Steven Shalowitz embarks on a personal journey he calls “The One Way Ticket Show,” a podcast show featuring an eclectic mix of authors, entrepreneurs, entertainers, artists and aesthetes.
His inaugural guests include NYC Photographer and Bestselling Author Lorenzo Domínguez; Documentary Filmmaker David Gaynes; CEO & Co-Founder of Brooklyn Winery Brian Leventhal; Antiques Specialist and Co-Host of the long running PBS TV show Treasures in Your Attic, Helaine Fendelman; and Embroidery Artist Carla Hansen.
Interviews also include signing and entertaining sensations, —Will & Anthony Nunziata. Identical twin brothers, Will & Anthony have performed at Avery Fisher Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Boston Symphony Hall. The brothers are returning July 10-14, 2012 to New York City’s acclaimed Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, to celebrate the release of their debut album “Make Someone Happy."
“When you hear their interviews, I’m sure you’ll agree that each exceeds my criteria for bringing people on the show who are interesting themselves, doing interesting things, and with something interesting to say,” proclaims host Shalowitz with his trademark excitement.
To listen to show, log on at www.theonewayticketshow.com
Please also visit and “like” the show’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/theonewayticketshow
FEBUARY 14 2012, New York City:
Author Lorenzo Domínguez publishes a new edition of Riis’ 1890 classic How the Other Half Lives. This special collegiate edition contains over 100 new endnotes that provide insight and context to students of history, American studies, photography, social studies, immigration, social welfare and journalism.
Publisher: Chelenzo Ink (February 1, 2012)
Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 1 pound
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1812 KB
Publisher: Chelenzo Ink (Jan 25 2012)
APRIL 20 2011, New York City:
Italian Painter Claudio Filippini Inspired by Another Photo by NYC Street Photographer Lorenzo Dominguez
A special thanks to Italian painter Claudio Filippini, who just finished another painting inspired by one of my photos, which I took in Puerto Rico some time ago.
See other painting by Claudio that were inspired by Lorenzo's photos.
MARCH 20 2011, New York City:
How Street Photography Saved My Life in TRVL, the #1 Travel Photography Magazine
My essay, How Street Photography Saved My Life, was recently published in TRVL Magazine.
Click here to read it.
MARCH 6, 2011, New York City:
Photos published in TRVL, the #1 Travel Photography Magazine
This is one of three of my photos that were recently featured in TRVL Magazine. They include:
A Lover’s Goodbye
The Midnight (Naked) Cowgirl
TRVL is the #1 Magazine App in the Apple iTunes App Store. This premier photography magazine is published in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and was created and published exclusively for the iPad.
Get TRVL for your iPad FREE on iTunes
See TRVL on Facebook
FEBRUARY 27, 2011, Savannah, GA:
All Language Kindle versions of #1 Photo Essay are .99 in March!
In celebration of my marriage on February 27, 2011 in Savannah G, all Kindle versions of Amazon’s #1 Best Selling Photo Essay and Artist Biography, <i<25 Lessons I’ve Learned about
Photography…Life!, will be .99 cents for the entire month of March. This will include both with photos and without photos versions.
25 Lessons is now available on Amazon, in paperback, English, Italian, Portuguese and French.
JANUARY 26, 2011, New York City:
The Unmotivated Motivational Speaker Reviews 25 Lessons
A special thanks to David Stoddard for posting a tongue-in-cheek review of my book, 25 Lessons I've Learned about
"I am on lesson 7 of the 25.
The one which has stuck with me the most to this point is “Use Your Imagination”. I won't go into the details (mainly because I don't necessarily remember them as much as how they affected me). This was the first chapter to make me want to print small posters of quotes and paste them around the office.
Use your imagination is a reminder to use the creativity each of us has (and yes, believe it or not, we all have our own imagination. It helps make possible what we and others feel might not be possible. And it makes living just a bit more fun. Read the book. You'll see what I am saying."
To read the full review, click here.
JANUARY 23, 2011, New York City:
Popular Kindle Reader Site, DailyCheapReads.com, Features the #1 Best Selling Photo Essay on Amazon
25 Lessons I’ve Learned about
photography Life! has been the #1 best selling photo essay on Amazon for both 2010 and 2011and is currently featured as a recommended Cheap Read on the popular Kindle Reader site, dailycheapreads.com.
25 Lessons is on sale for only 99 cents (text only) and 1.99 (for text and photos) for one week, through Monday, January 31.
Click here to read the full review.
For More Information:
JANUARY 21, 2011, New York City:
(Photo by © Dulce Pinzón, of Bernabe Mendez, as part of her series The Real Story of the Superheroes)
En Foco recently published the complete version of my essay A Latin Paradox: Mexico + Afuera on its blog. An abbreviated printed version appeared in the winter release of Nueva Luz Volume 15#1. Click here to download the issue for FREE.
JANUARY 19, 2011, New York City:
Even Amazon has decided to take advantage of the social networking phenomenon by introducing a "Popular Highlights" feature to its Kindle devices. The new feature identifies the passages that are most highlighted by the millions of Kindle customers. Subsequently, the highlights of all Kindle customers are combined and used to identify the passages with the most highlights for all users. The resulting Popular Highlights help readers to focus on passages that are meaningful to the greatest number of people.
Click here to see the most Popular Highlights in 25 Lessons I've Learned about
Photography...Life, the #1 best-selling photo essay on Amazon! (Scroll down past the reviews to see the highlights.)
JANUARY 06, 2011, New York City:
The #1 best selling book on Amazon in both the photo essay and artists biographies & memoirs categories for 2010 on Amazon, 25 Lessons I've Learned about
Photography...Life! is now available as a Google eBook for only 3.03! It is also available on Amazon as an e-book for Kindle, iPad, Blackberry, and iPhone!
JANUARY 03, 2011, New York City:
In collaboration with Daylight Magazine, En Foco is pleased to offer a FREE download of Nueva Luz's latest issue.
It features an article,A Latin Paradox: Mexico + Afuera by me, Lorenzo Dominguez, and commentary by Daylight's Michael Itkoff. Click here to download your free version of Nueva Luz Volume 15#1.
Click here to read the abbreviated version of my article, The Latin Paradox through Mexico + Afuera . The complete 4,000 word essay will be published soon on En Foco's blog.
DECEMBER 20, 2010, New York City:
My photograph, Cuchifrito!, was awarded third prize for the El Barrio Today photo contest. Read the full story here.
NOVEMBER 16, 2010, Sydney, Australia:
Phillip Kay, author of "The Far-Famed Blue Mountains of Harry Phillips" (Second Back Row Press, Leura 1985), which revived the reputation of a famous but forgotten photographer, recently gave a favorable review of my book, 25 Lessons I’ve Learned about
Photography Life! on BestQuest. An excerpt follows.
“Because his photography was part of his healing process, Lorenzo learnt to see photography as a metaphor. If what you see causes you pain, you can move, adopt another viewpoint, another perspective. Happiness is mobility, flexibility. There is a perspective for everyone where what they see brings contentment and fulfillment. They just have to keep moving until they find it. There is a point of view we can all seek out. From it we can view the beauty inherent in all things.”
Read the full review
OCTOBER 29, 2010, New York City, Seattle & San Francisco:
Microsoft released its new photography app on 4square today, for which I served as their NYC photography adviser.
From their site: "To bring you the best photos, we toured the country and got to spend time with some amazingly gifted photographers...We teamed up with great, local photography experts who really know their way around these cities and their best spots."
Click on the this link to read more!
OCTOBER 22, 2010, New York City:
Italian Painter Claudio Filippini Inspired by Another Photo by NYC Street Photographer Lorenzo Dominguez
A special thanks to Italian painter Claudio Filippini, who just informed me that he has finished two more paintings inspired by my photos, both come from my series, The March of the Shadows: 1. Marching in NY 002, and 2. Marching in NY 159.
They are now featured works on his website.
SEPTEMBER 15, 2010:
Another Claudio Filippini Masterpiece Inspired by Lorenzo Dominguez
A special thanks to Italian painter Claudio Filippini, who just informed me that he has finished another painting inspired by one of my photos, You Lookin' at Me?. It is now one of the featured works on his website.
Here, in this image, I've created a diptych of his rendition and my original photograph.
MAY 18, 2010:
World Renowned Italian Painter Claudio Filippini Inspired by Another Photo by NYC Street Photographer Lorenzo Dominguez
A special thanks to Italian painter Claudio Filippini, who just informed me that he has finished another painting inspired by one of my photos, the most beautiful day of the year. It is now the featured work on the homepage of his website.
Please check out Claudio's work at www.claudiofilippini.it
FEBRUARY 19, 2010:
Amazon.com’s #1 Best Selling Photo Essay, 25 Lessons I’ve Learned (about photography) is now available for the BlackBerry!
FEBRUARY 1, 2010:
25 Lessons I've Learned (about photography) is now the #1 bestselling Photo Essay kindle book on Amazon.com!
A million thanks to all my flickr friends and all those who have helped me get the word out about this important book.
DECEMBER 7, 2009:
JUST PUBLISHED! Subway Stories: Photos from the New York City Subway
100 photographs of New Yorkers sleeping, reading, and riding on the New York City Subway, taken from 2005 – 2009.
View a flickr slideshow of all the photos in the book. PC users click on F11 for the full screen effect.
NOVEMBER 04, 2009:
Check out my interview with Sally Golan of Celebrity Wire
AUGUST 05, 2009:
Today, I am celebrating, because much like many of my fellow good flickr members I finally made the effort to make the most of an outstanding invitation from Getty Images to contribute to the flickr collection on their reputable website.
Take a look, I think you'll like what you see!
My Photos on Getty Images
APRIL 16, 2009:
It seems that good things come in sets of fives.
Or at least that’s what I’ll conjecture for the moment being that, as per Heather Champ’s recent note, flickr is not only celebrating its fifth anniversary, but I just achieved another personal flickr milestone myself—5,000,000 views.
Thus, I’d like to extend 5,000,000 thank yous to everyone for stopping by from time to time to check out my work and leave your encouraging comments.
As always, your patronage is greatly and warmly appreciated.
By the way, I recently joined the examiner as the Photography Examiner in New York City. If you're interested in keeping up to date with what is going on in photography and the art world in NYC, please subscribe to my column: www.examiner.com/x-4684-NY-Photography-Examiner
NOVEMBER 5, 2008:
The 25 Decisive Moments Retrospective held on Friday, October 24, sold 7 prints and raised almost $1000 for charity. The other 18 prints are now available for purchase here online!
Click HERE to see a slideshow of the prints on ARTslant
Click HERE to see PDF of 25 Decisive Moments Catalog
Click HERE to read "Why You Should Invest in Art."
25 LESSONS I'VE LEARNED (about photography) JUST RELEASED! October 24, 2008, New York City: Husband, father, and corporate employee— Lorenzo's life revolved around home, work, and his daily commute from the suburbs to the city.
Then, one day in the Spring of 2005, he found himself staying at The Little Church in midtown Manhattan in the wake of a marital separation. Living in virtual isolation for three months, he had a rare chance to re-examine his life.
Quite unexpectedly, he found himself wandering around the city to take photographs, a passion he had let slide in the years of pursuing a career and starting a family. During his nightly sojourns through the streets of New York City, he was reminded of some important life lessons—lessons too easily forgotten in the blur of everyday existence.
Now one of the premier up-and-coming photographers on the streets of New York City, 25 Lessons I've Learned (about photography) chronicles Lorenzo’s journey into the amazing world of digital photography and how it helped him to reconnect with the world around him, and to live a life that is truer to one’s self.
Considered an "Internet photography sensation" by Time Out New York and a "Flickr star" by Rob Walker, Consumed columnist, for New York Times Magazine, in 2008, Lorenzo was also chosen to be the HP Be Brilliant Featured Artist
A Few Pleasant Surprises
September 10, 2008, New York City:
These last couple of days have been rife with pleasant surprises.
First, I learned that Hispanic MPR.com recently published a review of my book 25 Lessons. Editor Elena del Valle writes, “In the book, Lorenzo shares his secret to the art of living and the simple rules of photography. He meant for the book to be inspirational and poetic; and to spark readers’ creativity, and reawaken their passion for life.”
Click here to read the complete article:
New Yorker Illustrates Life Learning in Photography Book.
A special thanks to Elena for your kind words.
Secondly, I woke up the other morning to find a pleasant and big surprise, for upon checking the flickr stats I found that viewership had reached a new height with 9,879 views overnight, more than doubling the daily average of the last couple of months.
Thank you to everyone that made that possible.
Finally, Paul Giguere informed me today that he posted a discussion we had a few weeks ago on his site, thoughtsonphotography.com. You can hear that podcast interview HERE.
Paul introduces our talk by saying, “One of the reasons I so enjoyed interviewing Lorenzo is that he has managed to make photography such an integral part of his life in such a way that I think his personal life and his photography are inseparable at this point. He has truly managed to integrate it into a higher order of thinking and living, and I think he personifies the photographic life…”
Thank you Paul.
25! A Celebration: October 25, 2008, New York City:
On October 20, the Lucie Awards (the Oscars of Photogrpahy) will be held at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan. And from October 23 to October 25, PDN PhotoPlus will host its 25th Expo and Conference in New York City, with over 27,000 photography enthusiasts and professionals attending from all over the world.
In sum, there will be a lot avid photogs and emissaries from the field of photography who will be in New York City for this important week.
On the evening of Saturday, October 25, the last day of the expo, we plan to take advantage of this important confluence of people with a celebration called 25!
Click HERE for details...
July 7, 2008, San Jose, CA:
Photo Share Podcast, Part II
Part II of www.photosharepodcast.com/2008/06/photo-share-podcast-23-... was just posted over this holiday weekend. I encourage you to listen to what I have to say about my work and the art and business of photography.
During my conversation with Bill and Sandra, we talk about many things including:
1. What my college girlfriend taught me about photography in the dark room...
2. How I ruined my first (35mm) camera
3. What constitutes "commercial" photography, esp. on flickr?
4. What is the difference between erotica vs. pornography?
5. Why I decided to terminate my book contract and self-publish 25 Lessons instead.
TO LISTEN TO PART II OF THE PODCAST CLICK HERE.
Part 2 starts at 8:20 in the podcast and ends at about 33:00, making it almost 25 minutes long.
Thanks for listening!
July 1, 2008, New York City:
A special thanks to Paul Giguere who produces a great podcast show called www.thoughtsonphotography.com/index.php?post_id=331164 (exploring what it means to live a photographic life).
Paul recently mentioned my first book, 25 Lessons: The Art of Living, with along with classic texts about the art of photography including:
— Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values by Robert Adams
— The Mind's Eye: Writings on Photography and Photographers by Henri Cartier-Bresson
— Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography by Roland Barthes
— On Photography by Susan Sontag
— Light Matters by Vicki Goldberg
You can listen to his podcast here: Essays About the Photographic Life
Currently, I am one of the featured photographers at Look at Life, an online arts community that has been around since 2005.
Look At Life is hosting an amazing new contest C2NY (City Culture New York), along with Metro New York Newspaper and the City Parks Foundation of New York. C2NY was created to incorporate the art and photography of NYC residents into the Central Park SummerStage concert series.
At ten concerts, ten winners' visual art will be displayed in a booth focused on highlighting the local spirit and culture of our city, providing valuable exposure for the artists involved in order to give concert-goers a glimpse of how New York sees New York.
Click HERE to view my portfolios @ Look at Life.
June 30, 2008, New York City:
My portfolio was featured at Art Bistro this morning. Art Bistro is a great artists' community online featuring networking, career advice and opportunities, educational videos and articles and a slew of information to help you start or enhance your aspirations as an artist. Check it out! www.artbistro.com
Published Photos and Other News
My First Podcast Interview! June 9, 2008, New York City:
O-oh, now I'm in trouble...
Recently I was interviewed about my work and my book, 25 Lessons: The Art of Living, by a popular photography e-zine, www.photosharepodcast.com/2008/06/photo-share-podcast-23-..., which just posted the podcast on their site.
Please take a moment to listen by clicking on the following link: Interview with Lorenzo!
Some of the many subjects we discuss include:
— What I Love About New York City and Why it is My Studio
— The Art of Marketing Art
— The Wonderful Thing About Flickr...
— The Story of How I Became A NYC Street Photographer
— How My Greatest Passions Enable Me to Appreciate and Love Life to its Fullest
— How I Came to Write The Best Selling Book, 25 Lessons: The Art of Living
— Giving It Up: Why, sometimes, you've to give it all away for free...
The interview begins at 12:00 minutes....and lasts about 17 minutes long.
Many thanks to Bill and Sandra for taking it easy on me and ultimately producing a great interview. I don't think I incriminated my self too much...
Please also check out my latest book: StreetWise:How to be a Great Photographer, Lessons Learned on the Streets of New York City
June 16, 2008, New York City:
I've thrown in my own bid for the Exposure Photography Competition, which one might say is the American Idol contest for photography. Well, maybe not...
May 27, 2008, New York City, 9:55 PM, EST:
We reached another milestone tonight when the flickr-meter posted new stats and the view count on my photos fell into 4 million.
Hence, I am feeling an overwhelming sentiment of gratitude to everyone who has ever taken the time to view my work and would like to say thank you at least four million times for all the positive feedback, encouragement and inspiration. With utter and great sincerity, thank you.
To celebrate, I’ve published two new books.
How to be a Great Photographer, Lessons Learned on the Streets of New York City.
Streetwise is a compendium of the original 25 Lessons I've Learned (about Photography) that served as the inspiration for the bestseller 25 Lessons: The Art of Living, as well as 25 More Lessons (I've Learned) and 25 Points of Creativity, to complete the 25 Lessons Trilogy.
And Sentimintos, a short collection of 40 photographs, 6 of them taken at a black-tie affair at the Waldorf~Astoria in New York City on February 6, 2006, and 34 more intoxicated introspective self portraits.
April 2, 2008, New York City:
25 Lessons: The Art of Living was just released today and it is already an Instant International Best Seller.
Last year, Blurb printed close to 90,000 unique titles and hundreds of thousands of people from around the world have downloaded Blurb Booksmart in order to enable bookmaking. In addition, blurb currently prints and delivers thousands of books a week.
25 Lessons: The Art of Living has been a monumental journey, a labor of love and nothing less than an extraordinary experience for me. I spent the last three years creating the book: taking all the 500+ photos that are in the book, writing the story and the incredible lessons I've learned from the experience of becoming a New York City street photographer, creating the layout and design for the book, and even writing the code for the website, www.25Lessons.com, which I also translated into 10 different languages.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! to all my friends on flickr that have supported me on this project.
Please spread the word: www.25Lessons.com.
HP Be Brilliant! Featured Artist
I have been selected by HP (Hewlett-Packard) to be the emerging artist to launch a national advertising campaign on February 1.
The initiative will include a special dedicated website that will co-exist alongside existing advertising for HP’s What Do You Have To Say? campaign, which features the likes of Gwen Stefani and the inventor of the snowboard, Jake Burton. (I highly recommend watching the inspiring story How Burton Became Burton online.)
The new campaign will also soon feature banner ads that will be run on the Internet.
To view the site click on the following link:
Thursday, February 27, 2008, New York City: Esto Es Mi Dios
Revista Güey featured and translated into Spanish one of my stories and photos today in the launch of its inaugural issue. Check it out at www.revistaguey.com on pages 39-40.
See the original photo and read “This is My God” in English HERE.
These will also be featured in my forthcoming book, 25 Lessons: The Art of Living. Go to www.25lessons.com for more information.
www.buroeastmag.com has also asked me to be a feature artist on in their upcoming February 2008 issue.
I've launched a new blog, The Art of Living
(aofl.blogspot.com/), where I am going to archive and post all new musings, verse, reflections on life and other random thoughts. Please visit and spread the word!
The Art of Murketing
A special thanks to Rob Walker, "Consumed" columnist for the New York Times Magazine, who recently posted my photo, Larger Than Life to his new website www.murketing.com/journal/?p=802.
Inherently , from my monthly column, Expressions, on RainTiger.com.
Due to "production delays" in the UK, my publisher, Cyan Books, recently informed me that publication of 25 Lessons: The Art of Living will now be postponed for a couple of months, and will not come out in October as originally planned. I apologize to all those who have consistently given me support in this endeavor and hope to update you with an actual book launch (and party!) date as soon as possible.
As of September 1, 2007, over 266 known blogs, websites and print publications have cited, posted or published over 500 (400 different) lorenzodom photos over the last two years.
Freedom To Be, from my monthly column, Expressions, on RainTiger.com.
August 27, 2007: Thanks to everyone who has ever marked one of my photos as a “favorite,” today the 5,000th photo was added to the pool of favorites.
August 1, 2007, New York City: A Million Thanks
Today we, that is you and I, reached the top of flickr mountain. For ‘round midnight, flickr (headquarters) standard time (FST) my photostream was viewed for the millionth time. Thus, I would love to thank everyone that made this personal milestone here at flickr possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Also in August: The One with the Golden Tress, from my monthly column, Expressions, on RainTiger.com.
For sample list of cited fotos click HERE.
Some time ago I was asked by the Executive Director of www.raintiger.com/artstudio/, Steve A. Williams, to take over the Expressions section in the Art Studio. I am elated to announce that my first contribution to this regular column was posted this month and that I am looking forward to contributing to this great artist’s site on a regular basis. Thank you very much Steve for this opportunity to express myself.
Click on the following to view my inaugural piece: Waking in the Obliquity of The Ecliptic
Nerve Media, recently chose one of my photos to compliment its current editorial for its new online magazine Babble.
Waking in the Obliquity of the Ecliptic, amongst a number of other of my photos, was chosen as part of the inaugural permanent collection of the Museum of Flickr Fine Art.
One of my photos, We Are The Shadow People 019, will be published in the book Corso Base di Evangelizzazione, to be published in Italy.
After being featured as the www.flickr.com/photos/lorenzodom/290727839/in/set-818783/. Click HERE for details and HERE to purchase.
I'm ecstatic to announce that been I've selected to be the Spotlight Artist on www.raintiger.com/artstudio/, A Commune for Creative Spirits.
My photos are listed in the Top Ten Flickr All Time Most Popular list according to www.flickr.com/photos/lorenzodom/197428749/. I am honored to be listed along with great photographers like rebekka, *Ivan*, awfulsara, solea and fubuki. Thanks, gracias, merci, obrigado and domo arigato to everyone who made that possible.
My “cut-out” technique for many of my photos is currently featured as part of a story in the July issue of Germany’s premier photography magazine, foto magazin.
I was invited to be one of the four artists, and the only photographer, in the Eye Candy art show in Park Slope, Brooklyn at Cocoa Bar. The show runs from June 30 until July 31, 2006. Click HERE to see the set on display.
Selections from my Fashions for Dummies set is currently featured set for Look Magazine's July issue. This photo will be used for the cover.
June began with my photo making the cover of the Pride Guide issue of L Magazine.
Check it out online www.thelmagazine.com/. The magazine is available for free at most street corners in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
One of my photos is scheduled to be published in the June issue of Germany's premier print photo magazine fotoMAGAZIN.
Coming Soon! my photos will be featured in a book feauring 18 photographers entitled The Renascent, Volume 3
One of my photos will be included in the April 23 launch of the online Art Zine the gnostic magazine.
One of my futbol fotos was published in print for the German music periodical, mds-partner journal , which is published four times a year.
One of my photos glosses The Cover of the March Issue of Look Magazine.
Click on the cover’s photo to see a set of my photos featured in this month’s issue. Or click HERE to got directly to the set.
David Bogart Painting inspired by lorenzo foto. The Foto: The Linear Sunrise
Another Close Call was published in a Special Volume of pict*re magazine focusing on night photography: Check it Out!
We Are Spirits in a Material World at Farmhouse Magazine.
Subways Dreams and Waiting at 33rd Street Station photo series in the Hello Stranger subway reader, page 6.
Introducing lorenzoblog! (www.lorenzoblog.com)
A collection of my photos was recently in the December 2005 edition of pology as part of a feature on my New York shots and I took part in the NYC Exposition which took place October 14 - November 26, 2005.
Please use email@example.com if you would like to correspond with me or have a request. Thanks!
Click HERE if you would like to receive e-mail updates whenever new lorenzodom photos are published.
You can now view my photos as thumbnails via flickrleech, check it out!
Forthcoming! 25 Lessons: The Art of Living, to be published by Cyan Books.
Click here to read the original 25 lessons that inspired the book!
My work and profiles are collected at the following sites:
lorenzo@facebook (search for "lorenzo dominguez")
the lost man chronicles
100 New York Stories (High)
25 Points of Creativity
25 More Lessons (I've Learned)
Groups that I created and administer and I invite you to join:
A Little History of How I Got Started
People inspire me! Life inspires me! NYC inspires me! The night and the streets and love and my family and friends all inspire me! And maybe most importantly, I inspire me, for I am an ardent believer in self-determination.
In March 2005 I began to take photos more seriously and now I have 12,000+ fotos on flickr. I won the Excellence in Urban Photography, have been cited by over 100 blogs and sites, 2,222 have been "favorited" (a sample of 50 of those alone have been viewed 14,853 and marked as favorites 882 times, as of October 3, 2005), I've written extensively on my experience (25 Lessons I've Learned, More Lessons, and Creativity) and those sites have been visited by more than 15,000 people over the last couple of months. Albeit I have no formal training, I shoot everyday and feel the years of being a creative writer have enabled me to be open to the entire sensory experience requisite of being able to take great pictures.
Otherwise...in a glorious 37 or 38 years (i forget) of living I have pitched to and fro, undulated slow, tossed and turned restlessly, tirelessly and blissfully, and made utterly sane and madly vane love with life. this is what i love about the digital photography revolution - that we all now are able to capture those exquisite moments and curves and shadows and lines and illusions that make life so incredibly amazing.
Currently, I live in NYC. I have two boys, Enzo (10) and Nicky (7) whom i love and cherish, and who graciously tolerate my incessant documentation of their ever-evolving childhood.
In the Spring of 2005 I completed a project in which dozens of fellow photographers from all over the world helped me cull through the collection of 11,000 photos I have taken since March of this year to determine what are my “100 Best.” Ultimately, we decided on five different books. Take a look:
Cut-Outs (of City People)
I was born and raised in sunny Northern California (San Jose, Silicon Valley), this explains a lot of things...I also lived in LA (UCLA '89, BA in international cultural studies) and moved to NYC for good in 1992 to matriculate in the graduate School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University ('94). I also completed graduate studies for the Masters in Political Scie
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"Technically and artistically flawless and at the same time experimental photography. Lorenzodom's work keeps on breaking new ground!!!"
November 14th, 2010
"As a person who photographs NYC and it's inhabitants on my own, I must admit that Lorenzo's travels through the city is quite impressive. Day or night, he gets great captures. A talent on the precipice of greatness, it is always a treat to see what is next from this prolific artist."
January 15th, 2009
"Mr Lorenzodom brings creativity to new heights. I am grateful to him because he inspires me to be better. In as much as great photographers tell stories with there images Lorenzodom also tells great stories with his words. I have taken the time to read them and found my self enthralled and inspired"
August 22nd, 2008
"I think I'm one of 60000 people who have written Lorenzo a testimonial and I am glad to. He's an amazing photographer who is worthy of every bit of fame and popularity he has. His story is inspiring as well as his photos and there is not a better success story on flickr than his."
August 4th, 2008
"prolific, profound, productive, persuasive, out of this world photog. keep it up. . ."
July 30th, 2008
Jader Peranzoni Benvegnú says:
"A great photographer and without a shadow of doubt in attitudes wonderful person. In this crazy world, we ended up making the victims of time and in most cases forget to give a good day, to tell you, to give a hug or even to congratulate someone for some good done. That is that people who have such attitudes by custom, deserve to be recognized as examples to any society truly worthy.
A strong hug my friend
Jader Peranzoni Benvegnú - Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul- BR"
June 10th, 2008
Stephen B. Whatley says:
"Lorenzo is a photographer of flair, dynamism and style; and through his photostream, a vivid sense of life in the city - specifically New York- is displayed, through his dazzling pictures that capture real movement: a neon-lit buzz.
It is obvious that he is a professional and is already making his mark with his work so suited to advertising. Alongside all the sophisitication of his captures is the warmth of humanity - through his shots of people partying, the charm of his clever rendering of early childhood photographs; but no more so than through the vibrant smile of the man behind the camera : Lorenzo!
- Sincerely, Stephen B Whatley, Artist , London, UK."
March 27th, 2008
Blah Blah Blah Blah says:
"It didn't surprise me when I first met Lorenzo that he was the father of two beautiful boys. The second glimpse into the innocent, spontaneous world given to a person when they become a parent is etched within each frame he snaps.
The curiosity of Lorenzo, his unashamed lust for life and care not attitude of his work reminds me of looking at something for the first time. His audience becomes the child, unable to safely reference images yet comforted by the heart that resonates through each frame."
February 22nd, 2008
Michael - B says:
"He never ceases to amaze me. One of his latest creations is where he puts the camera on the ground, obviously, and braves traffic and other people that are around, even looking at him and his camera. I love this kind of photography and I wish I was brave enough to even attempt half as much as he does. His latest series of "vantage points" is supreme. You haven't seen it yet? Then go look at his photo stream and search for "vantage points". You will have a great time, I guarantee it."
January 18th, 2008
Eric K. says:
"From his photos of life in New York to the portraits of children and others, Lorenzo's images are filled with vibrant energy that fills the picture frame. His subjects seem familiar and intimate... you can feel the connection he has with them. His love for photography is quite apparent and the excitement is infectious... that is why I am always back for more!"
October 7th, 2007
Fadzly @ Shutterhack says:
"Do you know when we become sensitive to what is happening to us? As soon as we begin to be aware of our thoughts, of our feelings, of our body, our sensations – this energy is beginning to work in us.
Without this... "sensitive energy" we are nothing but machines. Up to that point there is nothing but mechanicalness, but as soon as sensitive energy enters, the possibility of separating from our own automatism begins. Pain and pleasure come from sensitivity. Without this sensitivity a photographer will not be able to recognise let alone to photograph the instance that he wish to capature, the moments in time that is capable to give the desired impact.
I'm glad to say that this so called SENSITIVITY is clearly apparent in Lorenzo's works and it has been a pleasing experience just to describe it in this modest testimonial from me. Thank you."
October 5th, 2007
"Pienso que Lorenzo es un gran artista.
Nadie ha fotografiado NY como el.
September 18th, 2007
"La sensibilità e la poesia si trasmettono attraverso le sue fotografie che suscitano sempre interesse, emozione e tanta positività. Non lo conosco di persona ma la sue gentilezza traspare attraverso la sua passione per la fotografia e per le parole che accompagnano i suoi commentari. E' bello condividere con lui le sue emozioni e viverle un po' tutti insieme. un bacio per te Lorenzo."
September 12th, 2007
Jennifer Esperanza says:
"≈ Lorenzo was one of my very first flickr contacts. He helped me understand how flickr works. Living way out West in New Mexico I am far from the driving power of NYC. When I want to stick my toe into that
wildness, I click on Lorenzo's stream. His love of the city & her people is clear. His work is full of passion...movement...kindness & heart. ≈
July 7th, 2007
"Want to experience 21st. century New York City? Want to feel the constant, whirling motion, on the sidewalks and under the ground? Want to see the neon Zanzibar of the modern world, want to be one who receives a promise from its technicolor night, brighter than the day? Want to experience the hugeness, the generosity, the unique American phenomenon that is New York? You can! See it through the eyes of Lorenzodom, a man who has lived in the city for 15 years, a man who became a serious photographer only three years ago, yet has become the King Of New York, with thousands of photos you can see on Flickr and his own websites.New York, night, color! No one has done it better! Forget the movies and television, tune into Lorenzovision, and see what happens! His visions will inspire you in your art , your creativity, can there be a greater testimonial?"
July 6th, 2007
Straws pulled at random says:
"Lorenzo mi ha fatto un gran bel regalo: mostra a tutti, tutti i giorni, i diversi volti e le emozioni di NYC; le sue "lezioni" possono essere d'aiuto per gli occhi...E anche per i cuori.
June 30th, 2007
^ mAyAkA ^ says:
"EvolutioN. that's what I see in lorenzo's photos. there is always a story that evolves in the greater story of his life. I've never been to NY, but looking at his pictures I feel like I'm riding around with him all day! Multiple shots of the same subject allow us to read not only the single picture, but the story that comes with it even if it is the simple ride home in the metro or a friendly photo shoot with a shy friend. I love this stream because above all there is someone on the other end that loves it more than me and this shows in every click! It's all so real."
June 21st, 2007
"With his heart and eyes directly connected, lorenzo has a gift of noting the details with the same passion and fire that he brings to every experience. His ability to balance the creative and analytical seems to be key in spotting the extraordinary in the everyday. The magic comes in the way he can inspire us to do the same -- taste textures, hide in shadows, feel a thousand and one shades of blue."
June 19th, 2007
Jim Van Meter says:
"When I first saw Lorenzo’s on Flickr I was immediately struck with his New York City street photographs, I had never seen any other photographer who was able to capture the essence of NYC street life in such a unique and distinctive style. At that time, I had several questions about his work which he gratefully answered along with an invitation to meet with him in New York. Unfortunately this never came to fruition and I have always regretted not taking the opportunity to meet with him in person, perhaps to learn a little of his camera magic. However in many of my conversations on great photographers, I frequently mention Lorenzo’s work and prided myself for my early stage recognition of his talent. Lorenzo has been able to capture moments in time which allow the viewer to study relationships which can not be observed in the real-time dynamics of life. Even more intriguing are Lorenzo’s sequential photographs, each one remarkable in itself, but viewed together are nothing less that a visual urban poem. It has been my pleasure to watch Lorenzo’s rapid growth as a leading photographer of our time."
June 11th, 2007
"Hay muy pocas cosas que decir de Lorenzo que no se hayan dicho ya. No hace falta entender de fotografía ni ser un experto en temas formales de técnica, luz o composición para quedarte sin palabras delante de su obra. Y eso, probablemente, es lo mejor. Sus fotografías llegan a todo el mundo, independientemente de la edad, religión, nacionalidad o estatus social.
Lorenzo adora Nueva York y eso se nota. Retrata como nadie su ciudad, sus gentes, sus colores, sus sentimientos y, en general, su atmósfera. En realidad, todo se resume en la esencia; como fotógrafo, no reproduce simplemente lo que tiene delante, sino que es capaz de capturar su esencia, su espíritu. Y eso, que él consigue en cada foto de manera natural, es algo realmente muy difícil de alcanzar.
Lorenzo ha sido una fuente de inspiración continua desde que lo encontré en flickr y espero que lo siga siendo durante mucho tiempo. A través de sus fotos, aprendí a mirar la realidad que tenia delante de una forma diferente...y siempre le estaré agradecida por ello.
El hecho de poder tener algunas de sus maravillosas fotografías recopiladas en un libro es, no solamente una satisfacción para el propio autor, sino un regalo inmenso para todos aquellos que disfrutan con el arte que te penetra por los sentidos, se arrastra por debajo de tu piel y te hace viajar a otros mundos de un modo tan real que casi sientes que estás ahí!
Por todo eso.... God Save Lorenzo!"
June 10th, 2007
"Anyone can pick up a camera and aim it at a subject. To capture the mood and essence of your subject takes an artist. Lorenzodom is that artist. His work is creative, energetic & inspiring!"
June 10th, 2007
"I live in New York. I've lived here for 17 years. But looking at Lorenzo's images have made me see this city in ways I never have... The tiniest details and quickest motions, which normally go by unnoticed, are expertly captured by Lorenzo's lens. So now I feel like there are two New Yorks: the one I see everyday, and the one Lorenzo shows to me."
June 8th, 2007
"the force of nature that is lorenzodom whirled into my life about a year ago.....he was my first flickr friend! and i'm happy to report that the energy, enthusiasm, creativity, and kindness that come across in his words and images are ten-fold in "real" life. its been inspirational to watch his photography skills increase exponentially, particularly since he relies soley on his trusty little point-and-shoot (one of these days i'll convince him to upgrade ;)"
June 7th, 2007
Leni Miranda says:
"Lorenzo é um grande fotógrafo, entrar em seu flickr é a certeza de poesia em forma de fotos, um raro talento, habilidade excepcional em se comunicar através das imagens.
Sua fotografia é movimento, emoção, um olhar atento, apurado e artístico do mundo que nos cerca, por onde transitam cores, formas, impressões e muita paixão.
É um prazer ímpar poder admirar sua obra e seu belíssimo trabalho.
Sucesso querido e parabéns a todos que compartilham da grande experiência de acompanhá-lo.
June 5th, 2007
"I discovered Lorenzo's Flickr site a couple of years ago. Besides the fact that I love the name Lorenzo, I was fascinated with his use of line and color, motion and point of view. Every trip to his site was like a mini-vacation to New York City. His cut-outs are the fun stuff, but what impressed me the most was Lorenzo's 25 Lessons. I could relate so much to what he expressed so well with his vision and verbage. I encouraged him to seek a publisher with his work. He did and here it is!
Rock on, Lorenzo!! - The Capt. aka Julie Falk"
June 4th, 2007
Alice's Furrows says:
"The first word for Lorenzo’s work is PASSION another is EFFORT and the last is VISION. These three signposts to communicating with images are reflected everywhere in his images and his words. For Lorenzo there is meaning and the revelation of myth in the smallest vignette. Each image or series of images are a revelatory story. But more than that, Lorenzo wants to give…give from the life he reveals from the center of his passion, the fruit of his effort, the broadness of his vision. His intent, as with all real artists, is to share the life that it is his pleasure to experience - for truly, the creation of art is a rare pleasure as is this lovely book of life lessons for the artist or for any wanderer on this planet to enjoy."
June 3rd, 2007
Brandy Berthelson says:
"Lorenzo lives his life through the viewfinder and in doing so captures the energy and vibrancy of life. He turns the mundane into the extraordinary and shows that true beauty can be found in the most unexpected of places."
May 30th, 2007
"Lorenzo catches the moments, motion, moods, shadows, glimmers of light and color the rest of us miss. Though his photographs are static, they create the illusion of movement, of one-frame videos that perfectly capture the heart and soul of New York and its people. I return to these photos again and again because they clearly express what words cannot."
May 29th, 2007
"Let's cut to the chase: Lorenzo is a master. His body of work is some of the very best on Flickr and may very well be some of the best being done in the medium today. His street/city work follows in the tradition of Paul Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand and Larry Friedlander. But he doesn't simply imitate nor work within previously defined boundaries. Lorenzo's "street" approach goes beyond studied and safe, offering new vision, compelling the viewer to see what they have seen before differently... freshly. Lorenzo's work is not limited to a single genre. He transcends categorization. Take two of his recent images, for example: "Risk" and "Looking at the GW." Very different subjects-- one almost claustraphobic, the other limitless... one gritty and gray, the other rich in color and tone... one a social commentary, the other pure poetry. Great, great stuff. Inspired and inspiring.
... and educational: Lorenzo's "25 Lessons" should be a must for anyone who raises a camera to their eye. They are well thought out, deceptively simple--easy to grasp--and applicable to all phases of the photographic art, as seminal a piece of writing on the how of photography as Ansel's dissertation on the zone system. And make no mistake, they are not a basic primer for beginners. I found them to be reenergizing, perceptive and extremely useful.
No one can create images as Lorenzo has without integrating the tenets of discerning vision and the richness of details of life without having an extraordinary level of passion. It is clear Lorenzo is passionate-- about his work... and about life. I have been touched by his story, his writings and by his work. I can't imagine anyone not being so."
May 26th, 2007
"Sometimes it isn't just the subject, it's the eye of the guy shooting it. Lorenzo has a great eye for street photography and he makes even the most mundane of scenes into something of beauty. He's one of my favorite photographers both on and off flickr and it never ceases to amaze me the way he presents the world for all to enjoy."
May 6th, 2007
"Lorenzo takes excellent captures of New York life as well as studio quality shots. A great sense of humor, an inquisitive photographer, and he does an excellent imitation of a kangaroo. What else can you say?"
March 15th, 2007
"I love, love, love lorenzo! He has an amazing perspective of things, and his photos are always a treat to look through. I find him quite inspiring. =)"
March 3rd, 2007
Mei Todd says:
"Lorenzo is one of my favorite photographers!!!!!!!
He rocks big big time!!!!!
what else can i say?"
January 24th, 2007
"Lorenzo !!! I recently got introduced to him and had no hesitation in marking him as a contact. Luckily he obliged and added me as well. I don't think i can say anything which has not been said here before. Anything added by me would be like a drop in the ocean. This profile page of his speaks for itself about the pics which he takes. His work speaks for itself and understandingly people from outside flickr also acknowledge his work. I think he spends all his time (other than the time during which he sleeps) in taking pics which is evident from 18000+ pics. I didn't have the pleasure of seeing all these pics but what i have seen so far is enough to force me to write a testimonial for this great photographer.
Keep up the good work."
November 10th, 2006
"i will buy a camera when i grow up(now i m 61 yrs),and will show the pics to LORENZODOM.just perfect"
November 10th, 2006
john terry says:
"Literary and photographic genius. A man of the people. A fraction of what half of us could only wish to be. Keep up the inspiration Lorenzo."
November 8th, 2006
"Hello from the South of France ...
Just to say that you are a wonderful artist really, I love your expression , all you put in you art...Your pictures are beautiful and leave behind them a certain kind of life philosophy...
It's a honnor for me to be in your contacts ...
Sorry for my English!!!!!!!!
Seee U soon .....
October 23rd, 2006
"Lorenzodom Not only has a passion for life but for photography and writing. He is a lingustical genius, a storyteller through words and pictures. He captures with his camera the world as he sees it, its feelings, love, beauty and all it that it has to offer. He's a loving father and I feel honoured to know and be able to share his world as he sees it. Love your work mate and love the linguistical delights you add with them. Your very talented. Thank you for sharing with myself an amature and all of us Lorenzodom. Its a pleasure to view the world as you see it."
October 20th, 2006
"Ah. Where shall I even begin. Judging by the previous testimonials he received, it is highly evident that lorenzodom is an amazing photographer, with so much passion and attention to detail in his work. That's why he keeps 'em coming back for more! With his sheer determination to make the best out of every single picture, he manages to describe them in such a beautifully personal way, yet objective at the same time.
That, takes my breath away."
October 20th, 2006
"Ahh Lorenzo... a real sonovabitch..wait.. sorry I thought I was writing my own testimonial for a sec.
An obvious immigrant of Russian circus midgets, Lorenzo has learned the value of taking things at face value. hence why he loves me so. His blatant gushing has left me little choice but to belch out a sour burp of lies through the ever so elloquent format of the written word. So here goes.
Lorenzo has a unique eye for paying attention to smal details and the dance of light that bestows itself in many of his photographs. I really enjoy is sets of what normally would be the boring or mundane (see walking the lines) and bringing a great sense of life and point of interest through the photographic image. *hic* ugh.. there.... now I feel sick for havign to be so nice about someone..
All kidding aside. Lorenzo has some truly fantastic images.......
that.... and he has great taste in other peoples photography ;)"
September 13th, 2006
"Unfortunately Lorenso has never sung to me, nor even addressed me. However I have spent time looking into every crevice of this giant talent.
His passion for great photography is enormous. I liken him to Art Kane (look him up) another New York art director of enormous talent who eventually always needed to be behind the lens instead of beside it, because he didn't have to "explain" the vision to capture it."
September 6th, 2006
"lorenzo sung me a beautiful song in Nepalese.
I didn't understand the words but it still made me cry."
August 24th, 2006
"lorenzodom is one sick-ass motherfucker.
every single one of his photos gives me an individual unique boner."
August 22nd, 2006
"This guy is amazing - I noticed that many (all?) photos are shot with an old Canon PowerShot A60. How many people are able to get out the best of this rather vintage camera? Not only the themes, the angles also the exposure is brilliant. Well done!"
August 4th, 2006
Leeza Lo says:
Just want to say I browse your photos regularly and really admire the way you capture the life of a city. Who says there is no beauty in a city? "People watching" is one of my all time favourite hobbies so it's great to see you catching people in this way! keep up the good work."
July 7th, 2006
Do7a Chic says:
"the most exciting pics i've ever seen on flickr!
i reeeally liked em
Keep It Up"
May 23rd, 2006
"i dont think i have ever seen a photo on flickr thats so very stunning [: life is amazing 018b :]
thanks to lorenzo for giving us a moment of peace and happiness in this busy busy world"
February 15th, 2006
"Qualche mese fa rimasi colpito da alcuni scatti "notturni" di Lorenzo e osservai a lungo il suo photostream, quasi sempre senza commentare, cercando di capire cosa mi attraesse nelle sue scene di vita urbana. Tecnica a parte (che non è in discussione), credo che il talento particolare di Lorenzo stia nella capacità di "scoprire un mondo": pochissimi sono in grado di farlo; ancora meno, dopo la "scoperta del mondo", riescono a far visitare lo stesso mondo senza banalizzarlo. Sicché, qui, la fotografia è arte."
February 3rd, 2006
"All those colors, great scenes are really amazing.
Lorenzo has always the right eye to take an usual pic, and to express a lot of feelings, with a personal touch.
He is a great witness of daily's life. :)
Thank you very much for sharing with us your work.
I wish you a great success. ;)"
November 21st, 2005
"Lorenzodom has a wonderful artistic spirit; he has a wonderful eye for a photo. He sees things that someone else may have taken for granted on a typical day. His dedication to his work is inspiring and his sunny way of being too! Thanks for sharing your work on Flickr."
November 20th, 2005
"I just finished several days of going through Lorenzo's 11,600+ photos on Flickr. He asked me to help him pick out his top 100. I managed to narrow it to 263, and I'm sure I missed some. :-) His photostream (photoflood?) is a love song to life, to his wife, to his boys, and to New York City. It's a master class in motion. Want pictures of deserted, forgotten graves in the back of a cemetary? Lorenzo's got 'em. Need pictures of people on a ferry at 3 a.m.? Lorenzo's got 'em. Need pictures of century-old water main caps? Lorenzo's got 'em. Need pictures of "tag art" covering blocks of property? Lorenzo's got 'em. Need pictures that show the humanity, the individuals caught up amidst the teeming millions of the big city? Lorenzo's got 'em. The depth and breadth of the city his photography captures is really amazing. Bandwidth restrictions don't allow me to select all my favorites among his photos, because they'd number literally in the thousands. Take it from someone who's looked at them ALL! Lorenzo is tops!"
November 14th, 2005
"Lorenzodonm, your work reveal that your such a great person full of feeling, and got your own diff Style in taking pictures. I like the professional way you arange and organize your flicker account. Its Such an honer to me to get accross your wonderful shots and i must say they been my new sourse of ideas of taking pictures."
November 13th, 2005
Susan NYC says:
"Lorenzodom inspires me to keep taking nyc pictures, to keep looking at nyc, to keep going back to his photostream to see what fresh angle he has on life in the big city. I don't tire of lorenzodom's pictures. I love looking at them."
November 13th, 2005
"Lorenzo's photos are a love song to New York. His passion for his city, its sights and people is contagious, and he has made me love New York too. Seeing his photos, I want to wander these city streets and view life through Lorenzo's eyes for a day."
November 12th, 2005
"lorenzodom's photography is always uncomplicated but surprising. He has a keen eye for what makes NYC memorable, colourful - even, and especially, for those who have not been there.
-- The Pigeon Poo, Sydney, Australia"
November 8th, 2005
ota dokan says:
"Hmm, let's see..what can I say that hasn't already been said about Lorenzo..
How about..he's never been to Belgium ?
Don't know if that's true though :-)
Ok, he's got awesome photographs; just have a look!"
November 8th, 2005
"The photos of Lorenzodoom inspire to me. That’s true. One of the reasons of which I comprise of Flickr they are its photos. I don’t live in New York, but I love this city and every day I come to see the photos of Lorenzo in order to return to visit New York. With its photos you can smell the city, you can walk by the city, you can listen to its sound, and you can see Nee York how no other photographer knows."
November 5th, 2005
"A determine, consistent, refine, committing to his interest in visual communication via his photos arts!!
He reflect the truth daily life of the city that he visit without reserve!!
I salute & congratulate for his devotion, resilient & networking skill in Imaging communication.
He is a role icon for all to learn!!"
November 3rd, 2005
"Lorenzo's photography conveys an absolutely brilliant passion for life in all of its flavors and colors. He has been one of the most inspiring photographers on flickr and his images stay in the mind's eye long after they are viewed. He is an artist who sees beauty in all forms, whether in spectacular cityscapes, portraits of people, experiments with light and movement, or images of everyday life and all of its pleasures. His images of his children at play are particularly striking to me. For anyone who has never had the opportunity to visit New York, viewing Lorenzo's photostream is the next best thing. He can do it all."
November 3rd, 2005
"I have met many artists in my life, but barely a handfull come close to matching the energy and vision that Lorenzodom has for his craft. He is an absolutley wonderful photographer who's work I have come to love and admire.
During the few months I have been on flickr, we have exchanged ideas about picture taking and the excitement of being able to capture the pure essence of a moment through the magic of photography. I had the brief but great pleasure of watching him take some street shots during my stay in NYC.
I can't remember the last time I saw someone so enchanted and mesmerized by the world around them. It was such a wonderful treat to witness him in action - through his eyes, everything is beautiful, and through his camera he reaches in, connecting to the boy inside the man.
Thank you Lorenzo for sharng your gifts and adventures with us :-D"
November 2nd, 2005
"Lorenzo asked for help selecting 100 of his best photographs but I find the task overwhelming. Instead I will tell you about how I perceive this fine young photographer. Prolific with his camera and in love with life is the best way to describe him. I live in a rural community and I love the beauty and drama of big city life portrayed in his photographs. He shows me a world I would never see any other way and I relish the chance to taste the exotic flavors of the big city. When I try to recall a specific image from his photo stream I find one series comes to mind immediately. It involved a bill board and a giant pair of jeans. This was months ago but it still stays in my mind as does the one with the giant hand. Lorenzo has an eye for the dramatic, the unusual but also takes the time to capture the mundane and routine and share it with those of us who do not share the big city experience. Thank you sir, I tip my hat to you and wish great success."
October 31st, 2005
"Coming across this photostream is like finding the best book I've never read on my desk (with a wide-open afternoon to read it)."
October 28th, 2005
"When people or friends ask me ‘bout urban or street photo, I just tell ‘em
“go to Flickr.com and look for lorenzodom…”"
September 11th, 2005
Christopher B. Martin says:
"Unlike many photographers, Lorenzo understands that you have to take pictures to become a better photographer. You would think more photographers would get this basic truth, but they don't. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. So Lorenzo is constantly shooting and constantly becoming a better shooter. As Thoreau observed, many lead lives of quiet desperation. Lorenzo lives in a colorful, high-energy city and he takes pictures that capture that intensity. We should all have his focus – pun intended."
August 30th, 2005
J. Moran says:
"looking for visually eloquent brilliance? lorenzo's flickr spot is where it is found. his colorful portraits of new york society engage, encourage, and inspire, as well as carry the ability to saturate your conscience with the rawness of human emotion. that may sound like an over-the-top piece of praise, but trust me, there isn't anything over-the-top in lorenzodom."
July 20th, 2005
"Each day of my life is made a lot happier when i know i can log on to the site and see some new lorenzo photos. He is masterful with the camera and he has managed to create the spectacular out of the mundane. He obviously loves life and loves NY and NJ. You know when people ask you to name six people you would have round for dinner...lorenzo would be the first name i could think of! At a certain moment in time the whole world will become aware of Lorenzo and i for one can't wait for that to happen."
July 9th, 2005
"bow down and humble yourselves at his photos. they're not just pretty photos to look at but pictures with a story to tell. am an instant fan!"
July 16th, 2005
"Simply "Wow"! I was moved by this guy's "enzo en bleu: my renaissance renewed" collection... peaceful and subtle, yet alive and vibrant."
July 16th, 2005
"He takes marvelous pictures, that's all you need to know."
June 17th, 2005
"An interesting actor and director of the photo's world. Probably a master and a great component of "real fantasy". He's like an old friend."
June 16th, 2005
"An amazing set of photo's that just keep growing. How lorenzodom finds the time to take so many innovative and thought provoking images is beyond me but i'm very glad he does. Its like watching a master class in progress."
June 11th, 2005
Bernie Goldbach says:
"Lorenzodom makes what is authentic look real."
June 7th, 2005
"It's often said that New York is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. It's true. Lorenzodom proves it to us practicaly every day. And NYC is only a small slice of the pie he serves. Thank you Lorenzodom! I adore your photos!"
June 2nd, 2005
"Lorenzo´s NY urban pics makes me feel like I've been there! Thanks. :)"
May 13th, 2005
"I spent quite a bit of time in Lorenzo's "lonely people" section - he really captured some quite sad, lonely, quiet and dark moments. I think all of us have been there at some point. I think this is an area you should explore further... the seedier bars, the empty diners at 4am & the people all alone in the big city...
You see a lot of things that other's don't but your photo's will give them that chance...
Cheers, Billy Warhol ;))
P.S. Your kind comments really made my day & I guess in a way made me feel a little less lonely* ;))"
May 8th, 2005
"Lorenzo’s photos are so reaaaal! His work is fullll of motion and yummy rich colors. I love how the colors in his shots stand out. Just looking at his photos makes me want to be there >_< and I luuuve how his shots make scenes from every day so exciiiting! His flickr favorites set is certainly my favorite set too.
Keep it up! Keep it up! lorenzodom =)"
April 29th, 2005
"I love the urban zest of lorenzodom's photographs, dynamic, full of motion, honest and true."
April 21st, 2005
- March 2005
- San Jose, California
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- director of marketing and communications, wannabe writer, photographer, spontaneous, often happy, an eccentric genius (if only in my own mind)