Lucas Foglia grew up on a small family farm in New York. He currently lives in San Francisco. His photographs examine the relationship between human belief systems and the natural world. He recently published his third book, Human Nature, with Nazraeli Press. Foglia exhibits internationally, and his prints are in notable collections. Including International Center of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Victoria and Albert Museum. He photographs for magazines including National Geographic Magazine and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Foglia also collaborates with non-profit organizations including Sierra Club and The Nature Conservancy.
Foglia grew up on a small family farm in New York. While malls and supermarkets developed around them, his family heated their house with wood, farmed and canned their food, and bartered the plants they grew for everything from shoes to dental work. But while his family followed many of the principles of the back to the land movement, by the time he was eighteen they owned three tractors, four cars, and five computers. This mixture of the modern world in their otherwise rustic life made him curious to see what a completely self-sufficient way of living might look like.