Kutsuphoto can be broken up into 2 words, Kutsu and Photo. Kutsu means “shoe” in Japanese. I chose that word because my last name, Zapata, also comes from the Spanish word for shoe. To incorporate the work and love for Japan in my logo, I decided on Kutsu Photo.
Photographer & Designer
I am Luis.
I am a photographer who graduated from N.C. State University with an Industrial Design degree. I lived in Japan for three years teaching English and then moved back to Raleigh and started to study for my masters in graphic design. I love doing portraits both environmental and studio but I enjoy journalistic style and sports as well. Even though in pictures I look mean, I’m really warm-hearted and easy going!