Simone Lueck

Los Angeles, 
USA / United States

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I use photography as a tool to engage with distinct subcultures and communities. Living in Los Angeles, I became fascinated with the faded glamour hiding in plain sight. I found a disconnected subculture populated with dazzling, glamorous, mature females. This fascination developed and became a personal project featuring real people posing as glamorous movie stars.




American Photography 39  

Issued by AI-AP · Jun 2023  


American Photography 38  

Issued by AI-AP · Oct 2022  


Photography Annual 62  

Issued by Communication Arts · Jan 2021  


2020 Photo Annual Awards  

Issued by PDN/Photoplus · Jan 2020

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A+E Network, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bon Appetit, The New Yorker, Fortune Magazine, New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Refinery29, Departures, The Verge


Speetjens, Peter. Simone Lueck - Finding Magic in the Mundane Plastik Magazine Issue 34   

Rosenberg, David. SLATE  What These Older Women Imagine It’s Like to Be a Glamorous Movie Star   

Ellyn. Feature Shoot Photographer Holds Open Casting Calls for some of the Greatest Rolls of All Time   

Smithson, Aline. Lenscratch Simone Lueck: American Movie   

L'Oeil de la Photographie Los Angeles: American Movie by Simone Lueck at Kopeikin Gallery   

Issue Magazine Interview by Danny Jauregui   

Kayla. Juxtapoz The Once and Future Queens   

The Guardian UK Richard Simpkin and Simone Lueck: Richard & Famous; Martin Parr: Painted Photographs – review   

Phillips, Sarah. The Guardian Simone Lueck's Best Shot   

Wrigley, Tish. Anothermag Art Talks | Simone Lueck: The Once and Future Queens   

Benson, Kristina. OBEY Cuba TV: Simone Lueck & Dreams Out of Reach   

O'Neill, Claire. NPR Capturing Cuba's TV Culture   

Mizota, Sharon. Los Angeles Times Art review: Simone Lueck at Kopeikin Gallery   

Craigslist And The Muse Huffington Post Simone Lueck's Photographs Take Portraiture To A New Level

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