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About

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.

Luis Zapata

Luis Zapata

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!

  • Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Solidworks
  • Adobe Premiere

Need something photographed or designed, mail me!