Klaus Lucka’s career began in his native Germany when, at the age of sixteen, he photographed Marlene Dietrich for Parisian couture house Nina Ricci. These photos were featured in German fashion magazines. Formerly an aspiring painter, Klaus chose instead to channel his passion into photography while integrating his painterly sense for texture and detail into his work.
As a photographer and filmmaker, Klaus has worked with many multinational companies for still photographs and TV commercials. His clients included most of the Fortune 500 companies such as Revlon, Coca-Cola, Smirnoff, Estee Lauder, Max Factor, Mercedes, Honda, Sony, Canon, Toyota, McDonalds, Exxon, and Ford Motor Company.
Klaus also did editorial spreads for Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Town and Country, Italian Vogue, Andy Warhol’s Interview, and Rolling Stone.
En route, he photographed numerous celebrities whose iconic photos you would know today, including those of Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicholson, Lauren Bacall, Charlton Heston, Angelica Houston, to name a few.
Klaus produced and directed a groundbreaking 20 minute sensory-enhanced documentary. Sidetracked was exhibited in the Amlux Theater in Japan breaking prior records for attendance. Sidetracked featured such innovations as seats that swayed with the motion of the film, an atmospheric auditory experience with speakers built into each seat, and aromatic scents that synced with the action. This demonstrated Klaus’ talent for immersing his audience in a world of senses.
In 2008, Klaus was commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to photograph their artists. He did this with unique panoramas compositions consisting of as many as 100 images. This project, Portraits of the Artist’s Mind, has been exhibited at New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, The Barbican Center in London, and The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC where the series is part of the center’s permanent collection.
Last year, 2014, Lincoln Center invited Klaus back to introduce his latest video innovations. These installations featured his newly invented interactive art forms.
What you view here at ArtExpo is a culmination of his work. He has created video art with subjects ranging from Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, to Brazilian performance artists, and to lotus blossoms in Mougins, France. He has also invented a new art form with his interactive videos, which enjoyed great success at Lincoln Center.
Klaus currently resides in Cannes, France and NYC.
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