Sometimes I confess I’m overwhelmed by the sheer volume of young photographers plying their trade out there in the world – there’s bloody loads of them. The inevitable crossover of subjects and styles, techniques and typologies means it’s sometimes tricky to distinguish a great talent from an accomplished amateur. But poring over the portfolio of Swiss photographer Lukas Wassmann there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s one of the really (and I mean REALLY) good ones.
Lukas began his career as an assistant to various photographers in Milan, Zurich and New York – after abandoning a nascent profession as a carpenter – later studying in Zurich and LA. Since 2010 he’s been teaching at one of Switzerland’s foremost cultural institutes, ECAL, passing his skills on to a new generation of young photographers.
His work encompasses fashion, advertising and editorial projects, including commissions for the likes of Pin-Up, Apartamento, and Vanity Fair, but even when he’s working with the likes of BMW his imagery still exudes a sense of play and fun. In fact, that’s what sets Lukas apart from his peers; his ability to inject humour and adventure into situations that could easily be perceived as ordinary – hence this great selection of images of Lora Lamm hanging out at home and a couple of fellas on a quest for great fabrics.