Bryan Lara is a Mexican American photographer who is pushing portrait photography to its limits. Born June 12th 1998, Lara tells stories through film and digital photography inspired by chiaroscuro lighting in the works of artists like Caravaggio and Kentaro Miura. Lara’s experimentation with lighting setups as well as his neurodivergence combine to produce a conceptualized image of emotion in his portraits. The personal connection he has with the talent helps as well, like in Alan, where the subject is Lara’s best friend. Based in Austin Texas, he specializes in hahnemühle prints framed in museum quality glass, and for each of his works there’s only three ever printed. Lara has been featured in exhibitions like AIG Somos Latinos Art Exhibition and at the International Gallery of Photography in Glasgow Scotland.
I love getting to meet new people, and find new experiences. Ever since I decided to become a full time photographer, I've been able to learn, so much from those around me.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done too many shoots to count, but I can still remember what I've learned from each of them. I make it a goal of mine to walk away with something new from each shoot.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
My photographs have been featured in many galleries, and magazine publications. Ones such as AIG Somos Latinos Exhibition, Biafarin Interview me Award, International Gallery of Glassgow in Scotland, Voyage Austin Local Creative, Tribeza, and Observica Publication.
A fun fact about this photographer
I can brew a perfect cup of coffee in under 5 minutes. Also, I own 12 different kinds of film cameras.