Lux is known for her portraits of children. While most people find older, black and white photos scary, there is something unsettling about her pictures. They have color and children, but there is no life in them. The majority of the colors are muted, which gives a more dream like landscape. It seems that the heads in the majority of the photos are un-praportionally bigger then their bodies. The seriousness in their faces and the stillness of their eyes is both captivating and uneasy.
Loretta Lux studied painting at Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Munich in 1990 to 1996. She has participated in many solo exhibitions and even more group exhibitions. She has also received the Infinity Award of Art from the International Center of Photography in New York.