Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Jan 21, 2024
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Jun 14, 2016

About Me

Update: 2023

Everything you see in my portfolio has been digitally shot, and shot within 2 years of my only experience with it–– for Summer 2023 I've decided to go back to my roots with 35mm film to remind myself of what I found missing in my digital work.

The goal is to explore with my models in a way that we all can grow together (my patience for their growth; and theirs with mine) ––I want more candid and chill shots in my portfolio; less vibrant (like most of my stuff was becoming) and more earthy . . .the desire is to have in the moment compositions where the observer feels like they're connecting with the composition.

I also would like to explore another angle I found to be a niche during my digital exploring phase, and that was; cinematic imagery, where the images look like stills taken from a movie. I like the emotive and depth that tell stories in shots.

One last thing I will be exploring is journalistic photography where I create a series that combines both the real world moments and imaginative in one––more on that later.

I'll also be focusing on working with teams, and preferably other photographers as I pursue my skills as a creative director.

My future plan is developing 5-7 campaign concepts for my portfolio and will be launching moldboards and castings in advance for each of them. Projects will vary in compensation depending on agreements––but I'm aiming for a higher tier of production quality with seasoned and experienced models.

Once everything has been established I'll begin marketing my studio/ agency commercially for business––Photography has always been a passion, a hobby in the sense of where my income comes from, but I wish to change that . . . finally.

Peace & Love

Lui Rasto

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"It was such a pleasure shooting with Lui, he is extremely professional and incredibly talented. He had a very specific vision on what he wanted to create yet was still able to bring my ideas and essence to life as well. It was a perfect collaboration, I felt as though I was working with more than just a photographer but a true artist. Very happy with the results and had a lot of fun acheiving them. Hoping to do more work with Lui in the future!" Read less

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"Lui has true, organic talent. His ability to give strong direction yet still come off as easy going made working with him very interesting. We got some great shots and all were done with natural lighting and a few different lenses. Photographing within the public was also a walk through the park with Lui. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to expand their portfolio!" Read less

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"Lui was wonderful to work with. He is deeply creative and artistic, and has a ton of great ideas on how to bring the photos to life. He's laid back, easygoing, and creates an environment that really allows you to do your best work." Read less

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"Lui is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is very detail oriented, passionate, and has a wonderful eye- I would recommend anyone to shoot with him at every opportunity. His talent for capturing the honesty of a moment and the true essence of a person is rare indeed." Read less

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