Chronicles of Love, Lust and Debauchery Selected Prose and Verse, 2005-2008
About the Book
Art Matters, it really does.
It drives my life, and gives it meaning; much as my amazing family and friends, and the adventures I have with them, often do.
Art Matters is a compendium of three years of work from the summer of 2005 until the beginning of summer 2008.
There are over 400 pages here of over 200 entries, with just as many photos and images to complement the prose and verse.
Art Matters is as much introspective and idiosyncratic, as it strives to induce the laws of human nature and the universe.
It is also honest, for I have long believed that to be a great artist you cannot fear what others might think of you and the genuine life you dare lead. A great artist must present the truth as only she sees and feels it. Otherwise, she will fail miserably at the task.
Lorenzo is an expert and author on street photography, and an award-winning street photographer. As the Photography Examiner for New York for the Examiner.com, Lorenzo chronicles what’s up, what’s new and what’s notable in the world of photography in NYC. In 2008, he was chosen to be the HP Be Brilliant Featured Artist and he became the best-selling author of 25 Lessons I’ve Learned (about photography). 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 and published by over 350 other blogs, websites, and print publications. Today, Lorenzo has over 30,000 photographs on flickr.com—where his photos have been seen over 6 million times and where he ranks as one of the site's most popular photographers. 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 the New York Times.