Wanda Lotus
  • Female
  • Bronx, NY
  • United States

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I was born in Brooklyn, NY and am a self-taught photographer. Inspired by poring over my parents’ National Geographic magazines as a young child, I have always loved street photography.

The street photography I most like focuses on ordinary moments in everyday life. It’s the kind of scene we look past or are unconsciously a part of as we go about our daily business. We wouldn’t think, “This is interesting.” We’re just trying to make it through the day. But those ordinary moments are life.

Human beings tend to focus on the highlights. As a result we lose sight of just how fascinating everyday life is. We think our lives are boring or mundane unless we are living in a highlight reel. Social media almost insists that we frame our lives as highlight reels in order to get any kind of attention. In contrast, very young children are fascinated by everyday life, because everything is brand new to them. My street photography invites the viewer to become like little children and be fascinated by life.

You can find me on the web at Lotusland Fine Art.

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At 8:00am on July 19, 2016, Llewellyn Berry said…

I visited Lotusland, which by the way, I love the name. I think your street work is really excellent. I see it as borderline fearless. By that I mean, you seem to be right on the cusp of feeling confident enough to photograph the "front's of people. That takes a real leap. It is a hump my students have a difficult time with, with some of them never making that leap and finding other avenues of photographic art expression. I applaud your zeal and encourage you to damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead.

Please keep in touch. I love your photograph and would love to keep up with your new work.

Best wishes always,

Llewellyn

At 10:40am on April 7, 2016, Llewellyn Berry said…

Hi Wanda,

Thank you for your interest in my work. I like the photos you have posted here. I love street work although, I don't do a lot of it. Right now I'm mostly into landscape because of where I live now.

I do encourage my students to do more street work. Are you familiar with Vivian Maier's work? Also, Robert Doisneau and Henri Cartier Bresson. Great street photographers. 

Of course Roy de Carava's photographs are gripping.

Thanks for reaching out. Looking forward to chatting with you more.

Wanda Lotus's Blog

Street Photography in NYC: 2007-2015 Now On Sale

Posted on November 4, 2016 at 2:20pm 0 Comments

Street Photography in NYC: 2007-2015 features the best of the street photography I have made while walking the streets of New York City. The book is standard landscape (10×8 inches, 25×20 cm) with a protective dust cover. Each section begins with a full-color photograph and contains color and black and white photos. This is a 50-copy, signed, limited edition. That means once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Order information can be found …

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Street Photography in NYC: 2007 - 2015

Posted on September 17, 2016 at 9:00am 0 Comments

This book, which is now in the final stages of QC and is due out in the fall of 2016, will be a retrospective of my street photography from 2007 through 2015. It will be a 50-copy, signed, limited edition available for order through…

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