San Francisco-born L. Herrada-Rios is a published photographer, casual curator, and intermittent writer with an affinity for world music and tropical fruits. Through a creative lens, L. uses her genuine enthusiasm for the world to capture life’s follies and everyday triumphs.

Since 2012, L. has curated exhibitions showcasing acclaimed artists like Jeffrey Cheung, Cahill Wessel, and Natalie Tsui as well as contributed content to cultural institutions like Amoeba Music, Consequence of Sound, Endless Canvas, and the DeYoung Museum.

In 2017, L. helped organize the inaugural Bay Area Queer Zine Fest. Now in it’s third installment, L. continues to be an avid organizer and promoter of the event. In an effort to provide an inclusive resource for her immediate community, she founded YS-800 Collective with several Bay Area-based artists in November of the same year.

L. hopes that her images and mixed media works will bridge the gap between the whimsy of nostalgia and the ambience of youth that inhabits us all.