Thursday, 17 August 2017

Lorenzo Chuca Interview

lorenzo chuca 1

Model: Veronica Gomez.

 

Lorenzo Chuca is an award-winning Houston-based photographer. This interview/pictorial was featured in Sinical #7.

 

Sinical Magazine: Can you tell us a little about your background and how you got started in photography?

Lorenzo Chuca: A quarter a century ago I started out as a sign painter and screen-printer, attended Art institute of Houston in the early 90's an started career as a print designer and illustrator designing Nursery Rhymes themed art for stationery print and children's apparel. I got to work with product photographers an got my first taste at film photography. By the late 90's I became a corporate designer, an was shooting editorials and events in the health care industry. During that time, me and some friends started a newsletter that became "LowTimes Magazine" that quickly expanded across Texas and was well received by Lowrider enthusiast across the country. By 2000 I was  traveling coast to coast with friends, shooting car features, show coverage an just having a lot of fun doing it.


Sinical Magazine: There is a dark theme to your images. Can you elaborate on this?

Lorenzo Chuca: As a kid I enjoyed watching Horror films till i was scared of the dark. There is a certain mystique which i enjoy expressing in work, I feel it feeds all other aspects of my creative day to day work.

 

lorenzo chuca 2

Model: Lila Wilde.

Sinical Magazine: Do you prefer to shoot inside a studio or on location?

Lorenzo Chuca: I am a location hunter, but I do enjoy shooting in studio especially with these Texas summers.


Sinical Magazine: How does the city of Houston inspire your work?

Lorenzo Chuca: I'd have to say the diversity of cultures is so broad that i enjoy going anywhere and just people watch.

 

lorenzo chuca 3

Model: Carlotta Champagne.


Sinical Magazine: What is the most important aspect of a photo to you?

Lorenzo Chuca: I like to evoke feelings, I want the viewer to feel an emotion.


Sinical Magazine: Can you give our readers some photography dont's?

Lorenzo Chuca: I think we all have used the excuse I don't have time to learn or this or that, If you don't have time, MAKE TIME! Photography is a commitment of learning an exploring with many avenues and once you find the one you enjoy the personal growth is worth it.

 

lorenzo chuca 4

Model: Veronica Gomez.

Sinical Magazine: How do most models find and contact you?

Lorenzo Chuca: I am on facebook.com/achuca modelmayhem.com/achuca chuca.net and zivity.


Sinical Magazine: How did you like working with Veronica Gomez? What was your idea behind this photo set?

Lorenzo Chuca: Veronica Gomez is a Vixen, she is an amazing person to work with very professional and a lot of fun. I'm a fan of Hot Rod artist Chris Coop's Devil girls which was the inspiration behind this set.

 

lorenzo chuca 5

Models: Indy Starr and Lila Wilde.

Sinical Magazine: Who are some pinup/fetish models you would like to photograph?

Lorenzo Chuca: Oh wow, that's a long list! One of my favorite models would have to be Ophelia Overdose.


Sinical Magazine: What projects are you currently working on?

Lorenzo Chuca: Look out for the the "Book of Chuca" and of course participating in art shows and a calendar.

 

{jcomments on}

 

Yearly Subscription

1 Year Digital Subscription - $21.99

Purchase a subscription and receive your first download link.

Buy Now

SINICAL E-MAIL LIST

Sign up to the Sinical e-mail list and receive a free digital issue. 

Sinical Ball 2017

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2017.

Houston, Texas

Event page here.

R.S.V.P. on Facebook here.

Alchemy of England

Mistress Daria

Marquis Brothel

Sinical True Fan Package

Sinical Magazine Digital Archive + Lifetime Digital Subscription - $69 (on sale)

Click here for more info.

Sinical Magazine Archive

50+ Issues Digital Bundle - $29 (on sale)

Order here.

Sinical 2017 Video Promo

Featuring: Veronica Gomez

Watch the video on YouTube.