GREG LOTUS: PREVIIEW's INTERVIIEW
Being Greg Lotus means traveling a lot. Reaching the 1967-born photographer for an interview, therefore, is kind of a coup. Lotus, who is represented by Agentur Linke, has regularly shot very classy pictures for Vogue Italia. He has also worked for Vanity Fair and W as well as doing commercial campaigns for Cartier, Levi’s and Escada. He is based in both Miami and New York. In the last few years Lotus has been doing more fine art work and recently exhibited at Art Basel in Miami Beach.»I’ve been in this business for a long time and in recent years buyers began approaching me asking if I would sell my work. When galleries and art vendors followed with the same type of request, I understood that this was the natural next step for me.«Greg Lotus’ fine art pictures are very graphic. He says he draws inspiration from classical paintings and geometric forms. Shadow and light also play a very important role, as well as angles and straight composition. Black and white photography, therefore, seems to be a logical consequence. It is also somewhat reminiscent of Man Ray and Richard Avedon with the latter serving as Lotus’ role model in terms of his timeless and elegant style.