Louis J Santore Jr
My name is Lou. My artistic quest has been a wild ride. Originally a painter and an illustrator I used photography as a source of reference. Initially, I had a fling with Romance Novel Illustration and pinup styles. With an open heart I sought adventure and possibilities. From there, I stumbled upon Boudoir photography and was thoroughly intrigued. I was taken with what can be achieved. The essence of what I’ve learned from painting, composition, and lighting stuck with me and made my transition to photography exciting and viscerally gratifying. I am please with what I create. I am excited to come to work because I get to play with what I’ve fallen so deeply in love with. I feel grateful and honored to get to share these intimate moments with such talented and stunningly beautiful women. There radiance of beauty comes from the inside out. I am lucky to celebrate that with them and showcase what they are and empowered with.
About the Photographer
Louis J. Santore is an accomplished and passionate artist whose knowledge and appreciation of the human figure is immediately apparent. As an instructor at Monmouth University, he has a remarkable ability to translate and make what he sees accessible to others. His work was showcased at the Monmouth Festival of the Arts in Tinton Falls NJ 2006-2013, Gravity Artworks Gallery in Norwalk, Ct, “Awfully Beautiful”, May 2009, and Joseph Thomas Galleries in White Plains NY, “Something About Love”, February 2008. As an Alumnus at 2 of the finest and prestigious learning institutions in the country his unique perspective makes him a glorious anomaly. The time spent at the School of Visual Arts and New York Academy of Art during his formative years afforded him a key understanding of how to paint and sculpt the figure with light. His painting influences include Olivia, Nathalie Rattner, Donato Ginnacola, and John Singer Sargent. Photography influences include Christa Meola, Jen Rozebaum, Lindsay Adler and Susan Eckert.