Among his colleagues at the FCCB, German Lorca was one of the few to take photography as a profession; his time at the club was relatively short compared to his career of more than five decades as a professional photographer. Notwithstanding his intense career as an advertising photographer, one of the first in Brazil, Lorca kept photographing for his pleasure apart from his commissions, doing his own art. In the course of the three decades that followed his detachment from the Bandeirante in early 1950s, he maintained a dark room at his studio in São Paulo. During the Sixties until the mid Seventies, German Lorca did his own printing and from this period are some of his most iconic images.

Since 2010 Utópica has been working with German Lorca and his vast collection, and after his passing, the gallery represents his Estate. German Lorca has been the subject of many exhibitions over the years, attesting his central place in the history of modern Brazilian photography. His work is featured in all major public and private, national and international collections, such as MoMA - NYC, MAM-SP, MASP, and Pinacoteca.