About the Author
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 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.
His work is represented worldwide by Getty Images.
Lorenzo is a graduate of the School of Public and International Affairs at Columbia University, completed graduate studies for the Masters of Political Science at San Jose State University, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Arts and Cultural Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.