Luis Mesa is Colombian photographer based in Houston, Texas, USA, and Cartagena, Colombia. He works with low light photography in his recent series “Wait Until Dark”, and in “Penumbra”, an older series. He has explored the effects of natural filters like fog and sand in “The Color of Fog”, and in “Guajira”. Much of his photography is location based as he has traveled extensively to more than one hundred countries.
Mesa’s work has been exhibited in several solo shows at the Women’s Institute of Houston and in group shows including: Southeast Center for Photography, Granville, SC, Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis, The Peter T. Brown Gallery at Rice University, and Lone Star Art Guild competitions in Marfa and Conroe, TX. His images have received several awards.
Mesa has studied photography in workshops with artist including Peter Brown, Susan Burnstine, Eddie Soloway, Arthur Meyerson, Jennifer Spellman, and Alyssa Hessler. Also at Glassell School of Art, and Glasscock School at Rice University. He holds an MBA from ICMS (HBS in Tehran) 1977, and a BA in Economics from Stanford University, 1970. Photography is a hobby for me, but I have had several exhibitions in Texas and South Carolina, and have won several awards.