Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Review copies and interviews are available upon request. Contact Lorenzo Dominguez - lorenzo@25Lessons.com
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, 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 chronicles Lorenzo’s journey into the amazing world of digital photography and how it helped him reconnect with the world around him and live a more authentic life.
In this unique book, which bridges word with image, he describes how the deceptively simple rules of photography can also be applied to the art of living. Inspirational and poetic, this book will not only spark readers’ creative energies, but also reawaken your passion for life.
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 TRVL, En Foco, Nueva Luz, Rain Tiger, and the Examiner.
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.
Throughout 2010, 2011, and 2012, 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. 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 330 other blogs, websites, and print publications.
Today, Lorenzo has over 34,000 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.
His photography work is represented worldwide by Getty Images. He is represented by the Vantage Copyright Agency (VCA) for foreign literary rights in Mainland China and Hong Kong and the Bookhearts Agency for Korean Foreign Literary Rights in South Korea.
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