Wish You Were Here With... Lukas Gansterer
Sailing in the Hamptons? Partying in Ibiza? Lounging in Morocco?
Photographer, Lukas Gansterer is leading this week’s vacation selfie series and stirring some serious FOMO...
How would you sum up what you do in a sentence?
I take photos.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a professional skateboarder. Since I realised this wouldn’t happen, I focused on other creative stuff and started to take photos.
How do you waste time, when your schedule is clear?
Sometimes I do nothing, but I don’t think that’s a waste of time. Actually, I think it’s really important to take time off and do nothing.
What did you do on your last day off?
I went skateboarding with my friends.
What's your greatest ambition?
I want to capture great moments.
Do you have any phobias?
Who do you most admire?
What do you talk about when you get your hair cut?
Nothing. I cut my hair by myself.
What's the last dream that you can remember having?
I can’t remember.
What would you most like to change about the world?
Don’t make stupid people famous.
What would you most like to change about yourself?
All or nothing.
Have you ever pretended to be someone else in the mirror?
I always imagine mirrors are gates to a parallel universe.
If you could do anything without fear of repercussion, what would you do?
I think I would skate bigger skate spots.
If you could ask anyone a question, who would you ask, and what?
Too many options.
Describe yourself in three words …
David Bowie - Oh! You Pretty Things.
The perfect night out?
A night totally unplanned.
One thing you can’t live without?
Two things – a skateboard and a camera.
Favourite thing to eat?
Least favourite thing to eat?
What was your first job?
When I was 15, I shipped merchandise products for a newspaper company.
The best advice you've ever been given?
Be honest, be on time, think before talking.
Why did you become a photographer?
I never planned to become a photographer. It just kinda happened.
Who or what inspires you?
Anything can inspire me.
What drives your creativity?
If you could shoot anyone (dead or alive), who would it be?
Who do you consider to be the true creatives in the world?
Anyone can do anything.
The funniest person you know?
Who’s the coolest person you know?