Groove Armada's goodbye country
(hello nightclub)
Album Review

goodbye country is a distinct pleasure to listen to. Like the cuts of a DJ in the flow of his art, individually the tracks here allow the listener to blend with the sound. Likewise, the cumulative effect of the album is like the carnal feeling car buffs have after seeing their reflection in the freshly polished chrome bumper of one of their prized obsessions.
The sound engineering on track five, Fogma, is brilliant.
I heard echoes of asceticism in corners of my living room which had no reason to harbor such eerie, yet soothing sounds¡­maybe it was just the "herbal tea" talking.
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(about photography)
By Lorenzo
25 LESSONS I'VE LEARNED (about photography) JUST RELEASED! October 24, 2008, New York City:
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 in the Spring of 2005, 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 I've Learned (about photography) 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 life that is truer to one’s self.

Considered an "Internet photography sensation" by Time Out New York and a "Flickr star" by Rob Walker, Consumed columnist, for New York Times Magazine, in 2008, Lorenzo was also chosen to be the HP Be Brilliant Featured Artist

HP Featured Artist: Be Brilliant Home Page

Be Brilliant!

Lorenzo was selected by HP (Hewlett-Packard) to be the emerging artist to launch a national advertising campaign on February 1.

The initiative will include a special dedicated website that will co-exist alongside existing advertising for HP’s What Do You Have To Say? campaign, which features the likes of Gwen Stefani and the inventor of the snowboard, Jake Burton. (Watch the inspiring story How Burton Became Burton online!)

The new campaign will also soon feature banner ads that will be run on the Internet.

To view the site click on the following link: has also asked Lorenzo to be a feature artist on in their upcoming February 2008 issue.

November 5, 2008:

The 25 Decisive Moments Retrospective held on Friday, October 24, sold 7 prints and raised almost $1000 for charity. The other 18 prints are now available for purchase here online!

Click HERE to see a slideshow of the prints on ARTslant

Click HERE to see PDF of 25 Decisive Moments Catalog

Click HERE to read "Why You Should Invest in Art."

25 Decisive Moments showcases 25 archival prints that were created with HP Professional Satin Photo Paper using Original HP 70 Vivera pigment inks. All were printed with an HP Designjet Z3100 Wide-format (44 in) photo printer—with an estimated image permanence of 200+ years. The prints are 24” x 18” and have acid-free bevel cut matting courtesy of Manhattan framer, MH Art & Framing Gallery ( A selected five prints were also framed courtesy of fine art framer J. Pocker & Son ( with 1 1/2” flat matte black wood frames, 8 ply mat and glass. All prints have been signed by the artist and are the first in a limited edition of 25.

November 2007:

I've launched a new blog, The Art of Living (, where I am going to archive and post all new musings, verse, reflections on life and other random thoughts. Please visit and spread the word!

October 2007:

The Art of Murketing
A special thanks to Rob Walker, "Consumed" columnist for the New York Times Magazine, who recently posted my photo, Larger Than Life to his new website

Inherently , from my monthly column, Expressions, on

September 2007

Book Update
Due to "production delays" in the UK, my publisher, Cyan Books, recently informed me that publication of 25 Lessons: The Art of Living will now be postponed for a couple of months, and will not come out in October as originally planned. I apologize to all those who have consistently given me support in this endeavor and hope to update you with an actual book launch (and party!) date as soon as possible.

As of September 1, 2007, over 266 known blogs, websites and print publications have cited, posted or published over 500 (400 different) lorenzodom photos over the last two years.

Freedom To Be, from my monthly column, Expressions, on

August 27, 2007:

Thanks to everyone who has ever marked one of my photos as a "favorite," today the 5,000th photo was added to the pool of favorites.

Forthcoming! 25 Lessons: The Art of Living, to be published by Cyan Books.

lorenzodom A Million Thanks To You!

August, 2007, New York City: A Million Thanks

As of today, August 1, we reached the top of flickr mountain. For ‘round midnight, flickr (headquarters) standard time (FST) my photostream was viewed for the millionth time. Thus, I would love to thank everyone that made this personal milestone here at flickr possible. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Moreover, over 250 known blogs, websites and print publications have cited, posted or published over 400 lorenzodom photos over the last two years.

Also in August: The One with the Golden Tress, from my monthly column, Expressions, on

June, 2007

Some time ago I was asked by the Executive Director of, Steve A. Williams, to take over the Expressions section in the Art Studio. I am elated to announce that my first contribution to this regular column was posted this month and that I am looking forward to contributing to this great artist’s site on a regular basis. Thank you very much Steve for this opportunity to express myself. Click on the following to view my inaugural piece: Waking in the Obliquity of The Ecliptic

May, 2007

Nerve Media, recently chose one of my photos to compliment its current editorial for its new online magazine Babble.

Waking in the Obliquity of the Ecliptic, amongst a number of other of my photos, was chosen as part of the inaugural permanent collection of the Museum of Flickr Fine Art.

April, 2007

One of my photos, We Are The Shadow People 019, will be published in the book Corso Base di Evangelizzazione, to be published in Italy.

March, 2007

After being featured as the the spotlight artist for in November, and I have subsequently been asked to provide a monthly column.

February, 2007

My photos were published in The Renascent: Volume 3, Photography. Click HERE for details and HERE to purchase.

November 2006

I'm ecstatic to announce that been I've selected to be the Spotlight Artist on Rain.Tiger, A Commune for Creative Spirits.

July 2006

Click HERE if you would like to receive e-mail updates whenever new lorenzodom photos are published.

My photos are listed in the Top Ten Flickr All Time Most Popular list according to I am honored to be listed along with great photographers like rebekka, *Ivan*, awfulsara, solea and fubuki. Thanks, gracias, merci, danke and obrigado to all who made that possible.

My “cut-out” technique for many of my photos is currently featured as part of a story in the July issue of Germany’s premier photography magazine, foto magazin.

I’ve been invited to participate as one of the four artists, and the only photographer, in the Eye Candy art show in Park Slope, Brooklyn at Cocoa Bar. The show runs from June 30 until July 31, 2006. Click HERE to see the set I have been asked to display.

Selections from my Fashions for Dummies set is currently featured set for Look Magazine's July issue. This photo will be used for the cover.

As of June 21, 2006, over 140 blogs, websites and print publications have cited, posted or published over 300 lorenzodom photos over the last year. For a(n almost) full list of cited fotos click HERE.

Today in the L
June 1, 2006

I'm proud to announce that my photo made the cover of the June Pride Guide issue of L Magazine.

Check it out online The magazine is available for free at most street corners in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Published Photos Update
May 31, 2006

June 2006:
One of my photos is scheduled to be published in the June issue of Germany's premier print photo magazine fotoMAGAZIN.

Coming Soon! my photos will be featured in a book featuring 18 photographers entitled The Renascent, Volume 3

April 2006:
One of my photos will be included in the April 23 launch of the online Art Zine the gnostic magazine.

One of my futbol fotos was published in print for the German music periodical, mds-partner journal , which is published four times a year.

As of April 17, 2006, over 100 blogs, websites and publications have cited, posted or published over 250 lorenzodom photos over the last year.

For a full list of cited fotos click HERE.

March 20, 2006

Prints! Posters! Postcards! T-Shirts! and More! of your favorite photos now are available for purchase at the lorenzoshop! Everyday we¡¯re adding more and more items created with of some of lorenzo¡¯s most popular photographs.

Look Ma! I Made the Cover...
March 1, 2006

Okay, so it¡¯s not The Rolling Stone, but I sure ain¡¯t complaining...

One of my photos glosses The Cover of the March Issue of Look Magazine.

Click on the cover¡¯s photo to see a set of my photos featured in this month¡¯s issue. Or click HERE to got directly to the set.

The cover photo comes from the following set Elegance en Blanche of over one hundred photos. It is best seen as a one-second slideshow.

For a full list of cited and published fotos click HERE.

Photo Publication Update
February 19, 2006

David Bogart Painting
inspired by foto by lorenzo

The Foto: The Linear Sunrise

Other Paintings by David Bogart.

My photos were featured this month as part of The Launch of Look Magazine.

And in January 2006 Another Close Call was published in a Special Volume of pict*re magazine focusing on night photography: Check it Out!

For a full list of cited and published fotos click HERE.

Happy New Year!
January 1, 2006

2005 Retrospective
2005 was an incredibly rewarding year for many of us, it was certainly one for me in terms of creativity and photography. The photo above is a small retrospective look at that fantastic year. Click on the photo above and it will take you to the flickr page where you can click on any of the fotos to go directly to their respective page.

A slideshow of all these fotos in large format is now available on! To see this retrospective collage in full size format click HERE and press F11 on your keyboard.

I immensely enjoyed interacting with fellow photographers from all over the world and duly appreciate all the positive feedback and encouragement you all have given me. Thank you!

Happy New Year! May 2006 be your best year yet! And may you always find love, inspiration and happiness through all your aspirations.

Enzo Blahb
Enzo, my oldest son, has decided to get into the act and asked that I help him create a blog where he can flush out his thoughts for the bemusement of others...

Photos and Words Just Published: We Are Spirits in a Material World at Farmhouse Magazine.

Subways Dreams and Waiting at 33rd Street Station photo series in the Hello Stranger subway reader, page 6.

For a full list of cited and published fotos click HERE.
December 13, 2005

Recently, a few fotos of mine were published in the December 2005 issue of pology. I was inspired by the large format to create

The final quarter of 2005 has been a hoot¡ªa fruitful, fun and productive period for lorenzodom.

In addition to the pology feature, I participated in the NYC Expo.

Moreover, over 100 blogs have now featured my fotos. For a full list click HERE.

Other hallmarks include: ¡ª150,000 streamviews ¡ª2,300 favorites ¡ª275 days on flickr

Hence, with the launch of lorenzoblog! I¡¯m excited to present a whole new and exciting way of viewing the world of lorenzodom.*

Thanks to everyone who has made it all happen!

*high-speed access highly recommended.

go to lorenzoblog

100 NY Stories High
November 9, 2005

E. B. White, NY native and author of Charlotte's Web, once wrote:

...There are roughly three New Yorks...the city of those born here, the city that some commute to and the city of those born elsewhere...

Of these three trembling cities the greatest is the last - the city of final destination, the city that is a goal...

Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness; natives give it solidity and continuity; but the settlers give it passion.

I am of the latter category, kind, ilk. And following are some of my stories about living, loving, toiling, and playing in The City that Never Sleeps.

Encouraged by a number of people, I've created this compendium of fotos and words (i.e. essays, musings, verse and other ramblings) to mark the celebration of over 100,000 streamviews of my flickr fotos.

Click HERE to visit 100 NY Stories (High), book sixteen of the the lost man chronicles.

100 NY Stories

25 Points of Creativity
September 22, 2005

Yesterday, on September 21, 2005 I received a lovely letter from a fellow photographer residing in Bangkok.

She was inquiring about the subject of creativity and asked wonderful questions about how I achieved it.

She told me that she had read the lost man chronicles and if I happened to be the author (i happen to be) that she was wondering if I might impart some words of wisdom regarding the creative process.
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I was not only flattered (wow, someone actually reads my writing) but more importantly¡ªinspired! to compose Points of Creativity overnight. Thank you Cee for inspiring me.

Click HERE to review the 25 Points of Creativity

Excellence in Urban Photography
September 11, 2005

Thank you everyone who participated in this year's inaugral Flickr Academy Awards! And of course thanks goes to those who made an extra effort to vote for me in the four categories I was nominated in including:

Excellence in Urban Photography
Excellence in Portrait and People Photography
Excellence in Night Photography
Excellence in Street Photography

I received top honors in the Urban category afterall! To see a sample of my work in this area click HERE.

For samples of the others, click on any of the following :

People,Night, Street.

A special thanks also goes out to all those who made the awards possible through much earnest effort and voluntary time ( Naccarato, lunaryuna, Scootie, .margarida., amsabri, and Ichor).


the lost man chronicles
August 5, 2005

i humbly offer (oh, what hubris!) to one and all the illustrated edition of the lost man chronicles. the journal herein chronicles a journey within, deep into the depths of one¡¯s self. it is both an expos¨¦ as well as an exorcism of it, for by this earnest disclosure of my thoughts i attempt to let go of all that i know so that i may accept all that i don¡¯t.

the lost man chronicles is an ongoing exposition back into the world of the relatively unknown that surrounds us, but which often goes wholly unnoticed; executed by surrendering the helm of the self conscious mind that often drives us forward and awry.

this initiative originally began as a purely literal trek marked by musings and made manifest by words. now, through the wonder of photography, i have been able to delve deeper into my newfound understanding of life, and hopefully better convey some of what i am in the process of discovering.

click here to get lost... the lost man chronicles

25 More Lessons (I've) Learned
June 22, 2005

About 90 days ago I began a fantastic journey that has led me astray, askew, sideways and down many an untrodden path (if only by me). And oh, what a beautiful trek it has been! (Thus far that is, for darling we have only just begun¡­)

So, in great reverence to the holy trinity of chance, determination, and circumstance, I offer 25 More Lessons (I Have) Learned in honor of this serendipitous occasion.

continued... 25 More Lessons (I've) Learned

25 Lessons I Have Learned
May 13, 2005

I have been on for about 45 days now and the experience has been fruitful. Inspired to constantly take photos, I have learned much in the process, as well as evolved artistic and aesthetic sensibilities which have otherwise been applied to my greatest passion¡ªwriting. Photography has not only allowed me to satisfy my creative urges like never before, but also has facilitated a greater appreciation for other things I love ¡ª like my family and this grand old metropolis ¡ª New York City. Yes, I feel quite blessed to have NYC as my studio.

continued... 25 Lessons I Have Learned

222: Fotos
March 24, 2005

It is wonderful to see the world through the eyes of a million other people.

Recently, all but a week ago, I came across a website that has rocked my world, broadened my horizons, and inspired my creative aspirations a hundred-fold. recently celebrated its one year anniversary and boasts serving 30 million photos a day, with an upload of about 20 images every second. With a gazillion members worldwide, the quantity and quality of photos offered for view is startling, staggering and enthralling enough to make me return over and over again.

The site not only hosts a mind-boggling assortment of photos, but also allows you to see, comment upon, share and connect with other people around the world via a mesmerizing and beguiling matrix of images and functions. Much like, the imbedded software allows one to facilely add others to one¡¯s contact list and select one¡¯s favorite fotos at the same time. Just as easily, you can upload your own collection to the site and get instantaneous feedback from others worldwide. In sum, the site and application are feature-rich and truly need to seen and played with for oneself to appreciate them to their fullest.

Subsequent to my discovery I have become obsessed with taking photos and have journeyed out into Manhattan at noon and night just to capture what I see. In fact, I am now almost ill at ease without my camera within reach, because everywhere¡ªI mean everywhere¡ªI look there is a facet of beauty that I desire to catch with a click and a slight squint of my eye.

I invite you to share this experience with me. Click on the blue arrow to see my collection and test out the site for yourself.

A Letter to a Muse
January 13, 2002

A kiss goodbye, a sigh
the breath of a humming bird
the sacred word and all its splendor
the night's arrival, sweet and tender
illuminating the universe, gibbous moon
a first kiss and the ensuing swoon

A Letter to a Muse is a collection of poetry which written almost entirely in the Fall of 2002, as a letter of introduction to poet and writer I hold in high esteem.

There are 222 poems in this volume. All are illustrated originals created solely by me. The vast majority were written between August and December of 2002.

Remembering 9.11
Monday, June 10, 2002

The ten-minute traversal in the subterranean passage can be quite eerie if you are awake enough to notice at 7 AM. For everyone is absolutely silent. Even though it is stop and go the entire way there are no horns from other cars, no signs of noise from other vehicles at all other than the quiet hums of their engines. I can't help but think that all the passengers in all the other buses, SUVs, and cars are equally passive and pensive. Surely, half of my fellow commuters are engulfed in apocalyptic thoughts themselves, along with praying, or hoping, or reminiscing, or reminding themselves if they make it out to call and say "I love you" or at least make sure all the necessary policies and payments are paid and prepared. Some may even be scared, but I presume that most are merely resigned to the design of their destiny, just like me, if it is to be.


Enzo & Nicky's Fantastic Journey
Papa¡¯s guided tour through Imagination

Red lights of warning started flashing before me as my parental concern started to churn images of Enzo cutting open animals, or God forbid, experimenting on his brother. So, of course, I did what I usually do to allay may paranoia and recited the latest dictum: "You only dissect frogs when you get much older."

"When I grow up?," you could almost see the slight lift of enthusiasm upon his toes with the soprano rise of the last word of rhetorical inquiry.

"Yes, when you grow up. Then they'll provide you with special frogs¡ªpreserved in formaldehyde, for-mal-de-hyde. Repeat after me FOR-MAL-DE-HYDE ," making sure he saw my lips as I reiterated this new word.

He mimicked me with phonetic perfection, and I was very proud. I knew that he may not have grasped what the preservative liquid was, but being able to pronounce it well I thought was the first step towards understanding.

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