Lorenzo Kristov

Fine art photographer Lorenzo Kristov started photographing as a seventh grader in New York City when he got his first cameras, a Polaroid and a Kodak 35mm. He was immediately drawn to candid portraiture of anyone within range, human and otherwise, and was soon spending all his earnings on film and processing, expanding his newspaper route and lawn care clientele to support his habit. Later as a grad student in North Carolina he was head photographer of the university newspaper, and in the summer studied photojournalism at the Maine Photographic Workshop. Around that time he found a nexus between photography and his acting work in experimental and summer theater -- making actors' resume portraits and documenting performances. His recent projects include landscape studies in central California's Yolo Bypass, intimate views of prickly life in cactus gardens, and abstract compositions from the layers of hardware, weathering and graffiti on railroad freight cars, which inspired the Freights line of dye-printed functional art objects. Lorenzo is also a jazz pianist incurably hooked on Brazilian and Cuban music, a professional economist who designs wholesale electricity markets, and the author of The Imaginary Dimension is Orthogonal to Spacetime: the Evolution of a Theory to Explain Everything.

Recent Exhibitions


  • California Fine Art: juried exhibition, California State Fair, Award of Merit (August)
  • Winters Center for the Arts, "Lens and Landscape", Group Show (March-April)


  • California Fine Art: juried exhibition, California State Fair, Award of Merit (August)
  • Northern Nevada Railway Foundation, "Railway Reflections International Art Expo," juried exhibition, Carson City, Nevada (July-August)
  • Upstream People Gallery, "Faces," Juried Online International Art Exhibition, awarded Special Recognition (March 2008 through February 2009)


  • California State Railroad Museum, "Fascination with the Machine," group show of winners of the 2007 Awards Program by the Center for Railroad Photography and Art, Madison, Wisconsin, awarded Second Place (June 2007 through May 2008)
  • "Freights," Solo Show, Winters Center for the Arts, Winters, CA (January)


  • "Fairly Famous to Forgotten Art Show," group show curated by L Street Gallery, Davis, CA (December)
  • The Art Party 2, Group Show, Chicago, IL (October)
  • Holiday Print Show, Asylum Gallery, Sacramento, CA (December)