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Art & Adventure with PJ Ortiz Luis

The online portfolio of Pacifico "PJ" Ortiz Luis, a storyteller utilizing different mediums of art including film photography, dance, and performance poetry.

I am a fine art photographer that takes inspiration from performance art and nature.  Through my experience and accomplishments as a performance artist, my work is designed to be interactive and to cater to a live audience.  The works themselves are designed to evoke an emotion in the audience, similar to if they were at a live show.  While my primary medium of choice is 35mm and medium format film, I will also use a digital Leica camera.


My approach to photography is to have a unique identifiable visual trademark that differs itself from other artists in terms of style and content.  To do this I shoot almost exclusively performance artists to make photos that lend themselves to the creation of stories, poems, or music in the viewer's imagination.


Locally, my work has taken residence of the walls at Splash Wine Lounge, and has been featured in the Adams Avenue Art Festival.   It has been featured on Balboa Park's Instagram account as part of an Instagram Takeover campaign.  Internationally, one of my pieces was featured in El Comercio, a peruvian publication; AdWeek; and the Instagram Booth at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in Cannes, France.