Born in Venezuela, Luis Cobelo studied philosophy at the University of Zulia. He was raised and became a photographer between Venezuela and Spain.

Working independently across borders since 2001, Luis develops documentary projects in the Americas, Asia and Europe, and has been published in many magazines and newspapers worldwide.

His work is focused on South American culture, where he created his first book “Zurumbático”, to reveal the magical spirit of this part of the world. The book has fascinated people around the globe, and the exhibition of this work has traveled across oceans to Italy, México, the United States, Spain, Costa Rica, Portugal, Venezuela and the Netherlands.

His second photobook “Chas Chas”, is another collection of fantasies, mysteries and magical stories from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He is based in San Francisco, California.