Color and painting enriched Louis Stettner’s creative works beginning at the end of the 1990s. It was around the same time that he began his color photographic work series taken in New York. He integrated heterogeneous sources of inspiration, boldly picking from the history of art from Breughel to Matisse, up to the primitive arts that he collected. Louis Stettner makes no hierarchy of genres. He prefered to capture the essence of the world around him, inviting the viewer to be fully aware of the present moment.