The wistful and fun-loving photographer, Luciana Massarino, has expanded on her talents behind the lens, transforming her career into the various roles of teacher, art curator, and gallery manager. She now runs the gallery, Studio 488, located inside the Patio del Liceo — an elegant old building that was once a school and shopping center. Surrounded by various fashion and music stores, this area is now a burgeoning artistic and bohemian hub within Buenos Aires. Here one can relax after catching the latest exhibition and doing some shopping in the greenery of the open air courtyard. As the only gallery specializing in emerging photography in Buenos Aires, Studio 488 presents fresh and innovative photographic impressions from a range of contemporary photographers such as Lena Szankay, Nico Hardy, Gustavo Di Mario, and Martín Castillo Morales.
Having lived in Río de Janeiro for a time and traveling extensively around the world, Luciana now calls the capital of Argentina her home. Her apartment is only a short walk from the gallery. Black wrought-iron doors open up into a colorful interior that's filled with books, cushions, and a collection of vintage cameras; one can clearly see how her apartment follows a similar format and style as her gallery. Like a permanent exhibition, various pictures of her friends from around the globe are displayed on the walls. Everything is organized around large windows that overlook the city. The apartment’s spectacular rooftop is the perfect place to relax in Luciana’s pink hammock and watch the clouds go by.