Luis A. Salazar
Luis Salazar's love for photography began as a child. His keen eye for design and composition led him to a career in architecture, never abandoning his passion for photography and a fascination for capturing the "unnoticed image." Luis began developing his interest in photography by studying with well known photographer, Jack Stuler, while attending the College of Architecture at Arizona State University. Following his education, and recieving a degree in Architecture, he journeyed to Sierra Leone, Africa, where he spent two years in the Peace Corps. Intrigued with the spontanaity of everyday life in Africa, his camera became a constant companion. Salazar's work has been exhibited largely throughout the Phoenix area, and his works have been featured in numerous publications throughout the country. One accolade, in particular, comes from the August/September 2008 issue of Kontakt Magazine. It reads, "His images have been said to seduce the eye, drawing viewers in closer to interpret the power of the story they are working to portray. His images are honest, spiritual, and many times express a sureal quality." Salazar currently resides in the Arts District of Downtown Phoenix, pursuing his two passions, photography and architecture.