Born in 1969 in Dresden, Germany, Loretta Lux is a photographer known for her surreal portraits of young children. Though I’m not usually a fan of digital photography, Loretta Lux has forced me to appreciate the art. Lux, influenced by older techniques of painters, uses computer technology to enhance and modify the children whom she styles and photographs. Her fascinating technique involves posing, styling and photographing the children. Then she uses computer technology to change the entire background and manipulate the features on her models. This technique brings an strange and yet enchanting effect within her photographs. Her photographs use children to portray the idea of a lost paradise. Lux firmly believes that childhood is the most impressionable and integral part of a person’s life. Loretta Lux was honored in 2005 with the Infinity Award for Art from the International Center of Photography. Her work has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum as well as several other contemporary art museums across the country.