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Louie Lopez

Photograph By Arto Saari

"I'm always acquiring gear because I just love it. I nerd out on that. With studio flashes it's not some of my best work, but I'm learning how to do portrait photography," says Saari. "That's what I want to learn how to do properly. Just create the light. It's just a whole other aspect, learning how to set up light. It's a never-ending process, just creating along the way."