Luis Carlos Aguayo was born in Caracas, Venezuela. From a very young age, he had an interest in fashion and photography. He got his first camera at the age of 11 and began to photograph his close friends.

Later on, he worked as the assistant to renowned photographer Gabriela Medina, and from her he gained a fuller understanding of the technical aspects of photography and lighting. In 2001 he decided to move to Barcelona, Spain, and studied at IDEP, The School of Image and Design.

Currently, he lives in the fashion capital of the world - Milan - and his work has been featured in various magazines across Europe. He has been the photographer and art director for Tom Rebel, Liborio Capizzi, and Rebel Yuths.

His portfolio includes three exhibitions: one of them being "Frida", in honor of the Mexican painter Frida Kalo, "Barba", presented at fashion week in Milan, and "Retrospettiva" in Genoa.


CASA VOGUE • 2016 Feb

Um estúdio vintage e étnico em Milão

AD • 2016 Apr

Un loft ÉTNICO y VINTAGE en Milán

GQ ITALIA • 2014 Sep

Orisha’ La Nuova Collezione Di Rebel Yuths

Photo: Luis Carlos Aguayo
Styling : Damier Johnson
Makeup-Hair: Marcel Bason for Gil Cagnè
Model: Fallou Gueye @ILove Models Management

KALTBLUT • 2014 Aug


A KALTBLUT exclusive editorial by Milan based photographer Luis Carlos Aguayo. Models are Pol, Axel S. Douglas, Dominic, June, Simon, Simo. All boys are signed at Boom Models Milan. All fashion by Tom Rebl. Make up and hair by Goyo. Editing by Pol Gerez.


I Love Frida

Photo: Luis Carlos Aguayo
Illustration : Pol Gerez

WOW Berlin • 2013 Dec

Silent Ghosts - Tribute to the disappeared woman of Ciudad Juarez.

Photos Luis Carlos Aguayo
Model Pol Gerez
Looks Tom Rebl Collection

GQ ITALIA • 2013 Oct 

From Yellow to Pink

Photo: Luis Carlos Aguayo
Styling: Luigi Di Lella
Make up and hair: Marcel Bason for Gil Cagnè
Location: Studio El Loft21
Postproduction: Max Rizzo
Special Thanks: Massimo Cannavacciuolo and Luis Manuel Raido

Model: Fernando Garcia @Joy Milano and New Madison Paris

NSS MAG • 2013 Jan

Aguayo and Kahlo - The same vision

Written by Patrizia Pichierra
Photo: Luis Carlos Aguayo


THECA Gallery • 2013 May


by Luis Carlos Aguayo



Fashion Week Special @Q21 • 2012 Sep