I am a conscious visual artist born and raised in Germany, and a graduate of the University of Westminster in London, UK. I live and work in Mainz, Germany. My work has been published in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, and I was the lead photographer for the St. Gallen Magazine for three consecutive years.

I have a particular interest in the human condition, environmental impact and sustainability, and the MENA region.

Photographic Vita

  • 2010 – 2013 Several contacts with photography and visual art while my B.A. in journalism, Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2014 – 2015 Obtained an M.A. in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Westminster, London

What you should know before considering me for an assignment:

Hard Facts: B.A. in Journalism, M.A. in Documentary Photography & Photojournalism, Lived in (abroad): Valencia, Riga, Dubai, Belgrade and London. Fluent in German & English, Beginner in French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Soft Facts: Through travelling in my spare and work time I have developed a solid intercultural competence and with it, I have ever increased my already empathic nature. On assignments, I am always focused and make people in weird situations feel relaxed. I live a healthy and sporty lifestyle, which makes it easy for me to understand the needs of clients who work in that field. I am interested in psychology and have studied philosophy with a focus on ethics and aesthetics. Another quality I include when talking to people.

What people say:

“I first met Lukas at the St. Gallen Symposium, where he led the photo team for the symposium magazine. I was impressed by his energy and good humor. Lukas is always full of great ideas of his own and also willing to collaborate with others to execute their vision. He’s also calm and professional under pressure. I look forward to working with him again soon. ”

Andrew Curry, writer and editor, andrewcurry.com

“I worked with Lukas for more than a year on a media project devoted to a Kosovo environmental issue. Lukas is a brilliant collaborator, who can easily be a leader and a great team partner at the same time. Super reliable, I never had a doubt in his work ethics or integrity. During the project he continuously showed an amazing team spirit and brought humour and positive energy. He can handle several tasks at the same time without compromising the quality of results. He is ambitious, knows how to organize tasks and handle priorities. I really appreciated working with Lukas, as he not only proved to be a dedicated professional, but also demonstrated authentic human values.”

Anna Chashchyna, environmentalist, journalist, ecognize.me

“What I really like about working with Lukas: He never goes for the obvious. And he certainly won’t go for the easy one. He is somebody who digs deep into the subject and comes up with his own, very journalistic approach. Lukas is a great team-player, so if he is assigned on a job together with a writing journalist, he always makes sure that the picture suits the story best. And it’s great fun to work with him, he has a great sense of humor, a big heart and always keeps cool.”

Alexandra Stark, journalist and Head of Studies at MAZ, the Swiss School of Journalism, alexandrastark.ch