Lou Manna Bio
Lou Manna is an award-winning "Olympus Visionary" photographer whose work has appeared in national advertising campaigns, major magazines, and more than 40 books.
After shooting for the New York Times for 15 years, Lou established a Fifth Avenue studio where he produces work for a wide range of corporate, advertising and public relations clients.
Lou brings a natural sense of style, color and composition to all his work. He is especially well-know for his ability to make food sparkle through his meticulous lighting techniques, prompting world-renown chef Eric Ripert to comment that his images are "exquisite and mouthwatering."
Lou recently revealed many secrets in his book, Digital Food Photography, the only book on food photography devoted exclusively to digital technology. He's presently working on a sequel: More Digital Food Photography.
Lou is an Associate Professor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, a consultant for the Food Studies Program at NYU, and a frequent worldwide workshop instructor.