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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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Head over to his Ins­tagram for more inspir­a­tion @lukaskorschan

13 Jun 2017 · neubau eyewear
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