Lou Lesko

The Invincible Era of Fashion
One day in the mid 2000s I got an ambitious notion to co-write an article with Christy Turlington about how photographers could safely and respectfully approach young women who had the potential to be a model. My magazine editor at the time thought my chances of connecting with the supermodel were zero.
Truth in Photography
Photographic storytelling is intentional. It is a confluence of practical and aesthetic choices which are used to convey a narrative, contrived or factual, from the perspective of the photographer. Using filters and other visual enhancements don’t inhibit the story, it allows it to be seen.
The Secret Life of Models
Lost luggage, crap apartments, stalkers, and beat up feet. This is the glamorous life of a working model.
Missing the Static
Scrolling through the static to discover random broadcasts from radio Cuba or radio Moscow was blissful escapism that charged my imagination. At the time the BBC had 120 million weekly listeners.
My Weekend at Defcon
I’m walking with Nico through the hallways of the convention area of the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. There is a distinct old school feeling at the Riviera that reminds one of the days when Las Vegas was run by the family. Walking swiftly Nico tells me that we might see security expert Chris Paget get arrested during his presentation.