Lou Lesko is an American photographer and writer. He started shooting pictures in the fashion industry when he was nineteen years old. Later he expanded into photojournalism so he could travel to splendid places on someone else’s dime. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s writing program, a Lowell Thomas Award winner for photojournalism, and a former editor-at-large for National Geographic Assignment. He is also the founder of BlinkBid Software. Lou lives in California.