Radio Interview with Starla Faye: Thanksgiving, November 22, 2012:
On Saturday, October 27, Lorenzo was interviewed on a radio talk show about 25 Lessons. Subsequently, the host of the show, Starla Faye, chose their talk to be the interview to replay over Thanksgiving weekend.
It was a great interview in which they discuss the beauty of life and why we all should appreciate it. Since, Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22 happens to be Lorenzo's birthday this year, he feels its a wonderful early birthday present.
Help him celebrate life and take a listen if you are interested and have some time today. Click here, to hear the interview.
#1 Across Four Categories
September 3, 2012:
For the first time, 25 Lessons is now the #1 bestseller across four categories, including both the Kindle and book categories for "Photography - Photo Essays" and "Artists, Architects & Photographers Biographies & Memoirs."
A Heartfelt Thank You
August 31, 2012:
Thank you to everyone who helped promote the giveaway of 25 Lessons yesterday. It was a very successful campaign that exceeded my expectations by giving away a final count of 4,640 copies.
If you redeemed a copy yourself and are inspired by the work after reading it, please help me spread the good word by writing a review on your blog, Amazon or here, so that others might likewise be motivated to read the book.
Once again, thank you to all who participated. I am much obliged and grateful to have such a great network of family and friends.
25 Lessons has been the #1 bestselling photo essay and artist biography on Amazon for three years running including 2010, 2011 and 2012.
ASMP Reviewer Selina Maitreya writes 25 Lessons is "A wonderful long essay on photography as life."
The Story Inspiring Readers Worldwide 25 Lessons, is award-winning NYC street photographer and bestselling author Lorenzo Domínguez's memoir about the life lessons he learned while living in virtual isolation at "The Little Church" in the middle of Manhattan for three months during the spring of 2005, in the wake of a marital separation. This inspiring story also speaks about the importance of love and parenting, a renewal of faith, as well as the lessons that the art of photography teaches and how it compels us to appreciate the beauty of the world that surrounds us.
The #1 Bestselling Essay & Artist Biography on Amazon in 2010, 2011 & 2012!
Husband, father, and corporate employee— Lorenzo's life revolved around home, work, and his daily commute from the suburbs to the city.
Then, one day, he found himself staying at the Little Church in midtown Manhattan in the wake of a marital separation. Living in virtual isolation for three months, he had a rare chance to re-examine his life. Quite unexpectedly, he found himself wandering around the city to take photographs, a passion he had let slide in the years of pursuing a career and starting a family. During his nightly sojourns through the streets of New York City, he was reminded of some important life lessons—lessons too easily forgotten in the blur of everyday existence.
Now one of the premier up-and-coming photographers on the streets of New York City, 25 Lessons chronicles Lorenzo’s journey into the amazing world of digital photography and how it helped him to reconnect with the world around him, and to live a more authentic life.
In this unique book, which bridges word with image, he describes how the deceptively simple rules of photography can also be applied to the art of living. Inspirational and poetic, this book will not only spark readers’ creative energies, but also reawaken your passion for life.
I bought this book without reading reviews first, so I was pleasantly surprised to find out this is a book that is more about the photographer than the techniques of photography: the man behind an image, the feelings that guided him to do things his own way, kids, a wife, divorce, God.... It reminds us that using fancy equipment and thick theory books are just one method of learning about this beautiful way of life.
It also reminded me that it's all about you and your desire to create photography that makes us enjoy a camera.
The book's worth the read, even if it just because it offers a unique perspective, simple to understand and straight from the heart.
I happened to buy 6 kindle e-books at Amazon.com and your book, 25 lessons,, so far is my best read for the week.
Not only is it inspirational, but coming from a writer and photographer who experienced real life difficulties whilst using photography as tools to inspire ...one's own sensibilities, while narrating your story in a lighthearted and sincere manner - is somewhat rare these days. I'm not sure if I could find another read as good as this. Thank you.
I am on Chapter 11 of your book, but admittedly I am hesitant to finish reading it so soon. If only there were other books like it.
In your life, you may come across a book that makes you stop and question where you are going. This is one such book.
At first I thought I was about to be presented with yet another technical manual on photography, well meaning as they are, most are so devoid of any emotional connection to photography... Not so with this one.
Lorenzo takes you on a journey where his passion for photography grows with every click of the camera, everything and everyone that is captured through his lens becomes another page in his mission to bring emotion and clarity to his, at times difficult, life.
Lorenzo is a master. His body of work is some of the very best in the medium today. His street work follows in the tradition of Paul Strand, Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand and Larry Friedlander.
25 Lessons should be a must for anyone who raises a camera to their eye. The lessons are well thought out, deceptively simple and easy to grasp, as well as applicable to all phases of the photographic art. In sum, the book is as seminal a piece of writing on the art of photography as Ansel's dissertation on the zone system. I found it to be reenergizing, perceptive and extremely useful.
En su best-seller, Lorenzo se describe cómo las normas engañosamente simple de la fotografía también se puede aplicar al arte de vivir. Inspirada y poética, este libro no sólo despertará las energías de los lectores creativos, sino también despertar su pasión por la vida.
Nel suo best-seller Lorenzo descrive come le apparentemente semplici regole della fotografia possono essere applicate anche all'arte di vivere. Ispirato e poetico, questo libro non solo stimolerà energie creative nei lettori, ma risveglierà anche la tua passione per la vita.
If you are interested in volunteering to translate 25 Lessons into another language, please send me a note at lorenzo@25Lessons.com.
In return for your work, you will get credit as the translator of the book itself and on all websites and promotional materials promoting the book. When we go to print, you will also receive a printed copy. And for the life of the published book, if you are the sole translator, you will receive 5% of net revenue, after production, marketing and promotion expenses.