Luma R. Brieuc is a self-taught professional henna-artist and photographer. She is the owner of Lumanessence, a henna body art and photography service which she has been running from her private studio in Montreal since 2002.
Before branching out into henna and photography, she studied voice, guitar and piano for almost a decade.
Luma discovered her innate talent for henna back in 2000. It wasn't long before her original and innovative style set her apart from the traditional henna and lead her to work for high profile clients such as Cirque du Soleil, Céline Dion, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and L'Oréal.
In 2010, her henna photography was part of the Artful Henna exhibit which was held in Seattle (Washington, U.S.) and featured the artwork of a select group of international artists who use henna on and off the body. Her henna portrait entitled Transformation was also chosen to be part of the Cancer Connection exhibit which toured across major Canadian cities from 2008 to 2010, and is now included in the Cancer Connection book published by Photosensitive.
When she isn't adorning people's bodies with her beautiful henna, Luma gets behind her camera lens. For the past few years, she has been focusing on collaboratin mainly with artists and creators to capture and document their creative process. She is known for her talent to roam unnoticed through rehearsal studios, at live events or on film sets and be at the right place and the right time to seize the unconventional and the unexpected of the creative moment.