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Artist of the month: chatting with Lukas Korschan

We chat with Lukas Korschan about his life trotting the globe, capturing photographs and channelling creativity.

With an impres­sive reper­toire of clients includ­ing VSCO, Nike, Nudie Jeans, and Mer­cedez Benz, his cre­ative breadth does not go amiss. Lukas’ style is crisp and clean cut, he effec­tive­ly uses light to illu­mi­nate the beau­ty in every­day, mun­dane objects. His non­cha­lant aes­thet­ic has a sense of clar­i­ty that is both intense­ly sat­is­fy­ing and curi­ous­ly intrigu­ing. As our artist of the month, we gave Korschan some neubau eye­wear glass­es and he shot them on a Mal­di­vian island…

Can you tell us a lit­tle bit about your­self and what you’re up to at the moment?
My name is Lukas Korschan and I am pho­tog­ra­ph­er based between Berlin and Lon­don. Right now I am try­ing to enjoy Berlin sum­mer as much as pos­si­ble while working.

What first lured you into the world of pho­tog­ra­phy?
I have always been a very visu­al per­son but was nev­er inter­est­ed or prop­er­ly intro­duced to pho­tog­ra­phy or the art world. When I was 20 I just start­ed exper­i­ment­ing with a cam­era that I trad­ed for a pair of shoes and that was it.

How would you describe your thought process when it comes to tak­ing pho­tos — does your pho­tog­ra­phy oscil­late along a par­tic­u­lar set of themes? Do you aim for your work to make peo­ple feel a cer­tain way?
I real­ly like a sub­tle sense of humour in pho­tos, but it’s not some­thing I aim for. I think it’s just some­thing I am drawn to and so it’s a part of my work. Find­ing beau­ty in very mun­dane scenes is some­thing I like as well.

You shoot in a vari­ety of places across the world but seem to most­ly split your time between Frank­furt, Lon­don and Berlin, what draws you to these three places?
Grow­ing up in Frank­furt, it still feels very homey to me and I have good friends there and get inspired by it a lot. Berlin is very chill and afford­able where­as Lon­don push­es you to dri­ve for­ward and has a great ener­gy. I just real­ly enjoy wan­der­ing between these places.

Out­side of these Euro­pean cities, your work takes you to all cor­ners of the globe, do you have any mem­o­rable moments in favourite cities?
Oh there were too many – I just hope there are still a lot more to come. I would actu­al­ly love to trav­el to a vari­ety of African coun­tries I have nev­er been to. Hope that the future holds this for me.

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You have been super busy over the past few years work­ing on inter­est­ing projects, can you tell us about them and whether they are all con­nect­ed in any way?
I came from writ­ing, to PR, brand con­sult­ing, worked on dif­fer­ent mag­a­zine for­mats and projects that lead to pho­tograph­ing full time right now. I am still try­ing to fig­ure out myself how they are con­nect­ed and where the jour­ney goes – I guess my inter­est in pho­tog­ra­phy was and is always the gold­en thread though.

How do you per­ceive the pho­tog­ra­phy land­scape at the moment and how do you see your­self as a part of it?
I feel like its very roman­tic and nos­tal­gic right now – wher­ev­er you look you find ana­logue pho­tog­ra­phy these days, espe­cial­ly in fash­ion. With my per­son­al work I only shoot straight up dig­i­tal these days and find it pret­ty refreshing.

What/​who do you con­sid­er to be your great­est cre­ative influ­ences?
I get inspired by a lot of things, such as music, movies, see­ing exhi­bi­tions, hav­ing inter­est­ing con­ver­sa­tions, dig­ging in child­hood mem­o­ries or study­ing mas­ters of their fields.

Can you tell us a bit more about the shoot for neubau eye­wear? Where did you shoot the glass­es, what was the sto­ry you want­ed to tell?
I shoot it on the Mal­dives dur­ing a stroll on a small island. The stroll was actu­al­ly not too long since I could round the whole island in about 15 min­utes. It was fun though!

And final­ly, what’s in store for the future? Any more new, excit­ing projects we should look out for?
Right now I work on some fun com­mer­cial and edi­to­r­i­al projects as well as on my first book – real­ly excit­ed about this one actually.

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13 Jun 2017 · neubau eyewear