"Mai Lucas, an experienced photographer, is also an attentive observer of the styles and creativity with which people strive to shine on the streets of large cities. She was very early immersed in a very creative cultural mix and today she creates superb images inspired by street culture. "
- Partfaliaz. (July 2010)
She exerts her talent both in magazines (Elle, Mixte, Wad, Technik Art, New York Time, Air France Magazine, Trace, Le Monde, Libération, Next, Vibe, Stiletto ...) (Deezer, Chupa Chups, Decathlon, SFR, Orange, Citroen and Smart) or fashion (APC, Levi's, Paule Ka, Xuly Bet, Comme des Garçons, Bill Tornado, Lancel ...) May Lucas also operates in music and made album covers for Tricky, Salif Keita, Natalia M. King, Yaniss Odua, La Fouine, Big Noyd ... At the same time, Mai Lucas presented his work on street culture and Ethnic minorities through various exhibitions in France, notably in Vichy, in 2016, for the Festival portrait (s) or in Paris in the galleries OFR, Speerstra and at the 104. She published a book on hip-hop culture in New York for years 90, "Maï / JonOne" to the Drago editions.
Online Presence for Mai Lucas
Mai Lucas is an independent spirit that travels the globe in search of the beauty of every day life. She is drawn to the people whose souls live and breathe on the streets we cruise and the sidewalks we strut. For more than twenty years, Lucas has been documenting the look of urban style as it finds itself moving from continent to continent.
The Parisian native has made her name in fashion, magazines, and advertising, working for clients including Bouygues, Liberto, Comme des Garçons, Xuly Bet, and Vania, and photographing celebrities including as diverse as Amy Winehouse, Celia Cruz, Dwyane Wade and Tricky. Lucas has also been photographing music festivals such as AfroPunk, as sources of culture and pride that transcend the more capitalistic expressions of music for the youth in the twenty-first century.