Luis Garcia was born in Tijuana, Mexico, at age 9 he moved with his family to Mexico City where he was introduced to photography thanks to his Japanese stepfather. He was the geek in the classroom who actually knew how to operate a manual rangefinder camera, but never took photography seriously. After junior high school he moved back with his family to Tijuana were almost immediately fell in love with the sport of cycling. After a good seven years of competitive bicycle racing one day he decided to stop riding a bike, moved to San Francisco where he enrolled at the Academy of Arts College, he didn’t like it, moved back to San Diego and attended San Diego City College while at the same time started photo assisting photographers Tim Mantoani and Marshall Williams, soon after becoming their studio manager. Took sometime off, moved to Milan where he assisted more photographers and began to seriously travel. Came back to the USA and continued studio managing the same photographers for a few more years, while taking some photo assignments on the side, finally 8 years ago he started his own photography business. Luis Garcia is most noted for his travel editorial and portraiture work.
He considers his photography to be simple, clean and honest, he gets the same pleasure from photographing a dreamy landscape to photographing a face, less is always more. His images have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, The Guardian, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, Gatopardo, Travesias , Departures and Virtuoso Life to name a few.
He is curently working on a new project where he would combine his passion of traveling with his other life passion, cycling.