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- "Why, young sir... I must say, you seem to be in possession of a very fine Picto Box there! Are you a lover of pictographs, as well? There can be no villains amongst the ranks of Picto Box-lovers! Take your time. Look around, I implore you!"
- — Lenzo
In his younger days, Lenzo explored the Great Sea tirelessly and took many pictographs of the places he visited, and put them on display on the second floor of his shop on Windfall Island. He also struck a relationship with a certain woman on Outset Island. Eventually, Lenzo's Picto Box was stolen by an unknown thief, an incident that he has not gotten over even when he met Link. However, once Link displays his own love of photography, Lenzo considers taking Link on as an apprentice. To test him, he gives Link the task of taking three pictographs of four different people around Windfall Island who he believes need his help. Once Link has completed these tasks, Lenzo will upgrade Link's Picto Box to a Deluxe Picto Box if he is brought a Forest Firefly from the Forest Haven, which allows Link to take color pictographs. In the HD re-release, Link does not need to bring Lenzo the Forest Firefly, as it is no longer needed.
These pictographs can be bought from Lenzo and are pictures of things that Link cannot get otherwise, with the exception of Ganondorf and Princess Zelda since he can Pictograph them during the final battle, to make the Nintendo Gallery figurines. During each phase of the moon, he sells a different pictograph. The list is as follows:
- Waning Crescent: Fado
- First Quarter: Laruto
- Waxing Gibbous: Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule
- Full Moon: Ganondorf
- Waning Gibbous: Great Fairy
- Last Quarter: Jabun
- Waxing Crescent: Queen of Fairies
If Link looks at the picture depicting Outset Island, Lenzo tells him that he, as a younger man, once had a relationship with a woman on that island, and that she would be an elderly woman by the time of Link's adventure. The only elderly woman on Outset Island is Link's Grandma, suggesting that Link's Grandma is Lenzo's love interest from his younger days. Furthermore, this opens up the possibility that Lenzo could be Link's grandfather, but this cannot be verified in any way.
Lenzo's name is probably derived from the word "lens", as in a photographic lens, referring to Lenzo's love for photography.