Zsuzsanna Luciano is a Conservation Fine Art Photographer that has trained in Europe and has graduated from the New York Institute Of Photography. During these years Zsuzsanna has achieved two Awards Of Merit from the NYIP. It is worth mentioning that even one Award of Merit is difficult to achieve from the NYIP.
Zsuzsanna has two of these distinctions. She is equally skilled with the digital camera as with the standard format film cameras, her preference is the Nikon F100 and D300. Zsuzsanna likes to stress that in her opinion, true conservation photography can only be done with a digital format camera. This is because a digital camera is the only type that allows the artist to adjust the settings within the camera, to see what her eye is seeing at that exact moment in time, a camera will not always see how the human eye sees. A digital camera allows for a numerous amount of adjustments before the shot is taken to save exactly what Zsuzsanna sees that moment in time. Under the term conservation many many hours, countless shots, and many weeks can be spent on site on one image as all shadow work and color matching has to be done before the button is pushed on the camera. The countless hours of paying attention to shadows and color matching is why Zsuzsanna pieces look so three dimensional and painting like.
Zsuzsanna has two great loves, painting and photography, both which she started more than 15 years ago. She worked full time with acrylics and oils for many years but our world is changing so quickly and in order to preserve it in her own way Zsuzsanna has put down the brush and has taken up the lens as her full time passion, conservation photography. She wishes to pass down to future generations what is rapidly disappearing before our very eyes. It is also worth mentioning that conservation photography is one of the only art forms that lends itself to conservation as its aim it to preserve and save, not alter and or change. Zsuzsanna was born in Budapest Hungary and has now lived in the USA for the past 12 years. She travels often between Italy, Budapest and the USA for her family and her passion, which is conservation photography. Some of her favorite spots to shoot are Venice, Amalfi Coast, Positano, Cinque Terre, Florida Everglades, Bryce Canyon, Grand Tetons and Yellow Stone or any place a waterfall might be. Most of Zsuzsannas works will appear to be three dimensional or as if the viewer is looking out of a window or standing in front of a canal or in front of a vast canyon. Her art transports the viewers to the most beautiful places in the world without the use of photoshop or digital manipulation.
Her art is aimed and focused at saving what nature has to offer, not altering it or changing it. Zsuzsannas art is one with a true purpose, to save for many future generations what is quickly disappearing before us today.