My name is Lukas, I am 36 years young and my main job is landscape photography. I work, among other things, as a coach for Benjamin Jaworskyj at workshops and photo trips or on my own projects. Reportage photography is also a topic that accompanies me.
My main focus, however, is on landscape photography and the topic "North". It draws me to where it's rough.
I got my first camera from my grandmother. In 2006, I traveled - mostly alone - through the South American continent for half a year and photographed various scenes with my Fuji on a daily basis.
Many years later, I rediscovered photography as a visitor of a photo exhibition in Basel. This inspiration made me take my dusty camera out of the attic. I spent every free minute and every free day with photography and absorbed everything like a sponge. The photography virus had gripped me 100% and unexpectedly changed my entire private and professional life!
This question is not so easy to answer. I associate a strong emotion with so many pictures or see a turning point in my life in it.
However, I remember the moment in this picture (above right) from Brittany very fondly. I spent several hours at this spot before the light was right. I can still see myself walking up and down the location. Camera in hand and looking through the viewfinder. It had to be the right angle at the best time. However, unsure if my plan would work out at all or not.
The waiting paid off and the combination of light, colors, lighthouse, and the sea was breathtaking! For me, the image has something majestic and at the same time radiates great peace.
To get close and find a perspective that is not so common. How many times did I get my feet wet - I can't even count. My work pants as a photographer are always slightly or moderately dirty. But it pays off when shooting with a wide-angle lens, because a close perspective makes objects in the picture appear larger and more impressive. For seaside subjects, for example, this allows me to give the movement of the water full attention in the image. This often means choosing a shooting position close to the ground or even stepping barefoot into a river.
Important: In no case should limits be crossed for a picture, which entail unnecessary risks.
I work with a wide variety of cameras and lenses. My workhorses are currently the following: A Sony a7rII with the Sony 16-35 f4 and a Sony a7III with the Sony 70-200 f4.
I appreciate the reliability and compactness of my cameras. This also applies to the lenses, which cover the landscape range ideally, have a continuous aperture and deliver clean results. Using two body/lens combinations allows me to react very quickly to sudden changes in subject or light.
The functionality and the variable options are a great advantage of the Haukland clothing. In addition to combining the different jackets with each other, I really like the Mini Photo Bag inside each jacket. In cold temperatures, I can keep the camera batteries warm and reduce the risk that these are discharged by the cold. My absolute favorite is the fleece jacket, which is super warm and comfortable to wear.
There are various destinations which appeal to me. But Greenland is already very high on my list! The surreal and remote landscape interests me as much as the people who live in this region. So it's a mixture of reportage and landscape photography that draws me to this area.
Alaska and Spitsbergen are other destinations I would like to visit to photograph bears and nature. I look forward to new destinations and challenges.