Growing up in rural Germany, Lucking was given a $5 Agfamatic for his tenth birthday. Thirty years on, he still does not leave the house without a camera.
Torn between car design and photography as a teenager, Lucking eventually opted for the latter - much to his parents’ disapproval. Traveling all over the globe for various assignments and personal projects, he finally moved from London to California in 2009 and now lives with his wife and son in Venice Beach.
His award-winning photographs have been published worldwide, auctioned by Sotheby’s of London and exhibited in prestigious galleries and ad agencies in Europe and North America. Jens has been invited to judge photographic competitions and publicly speak about his work to inspire a new generation of photographers.
Awards and honours
|APA Off The Clock 2012, 2013||The Art of Photography Show 2010||AOP Open Awards 2009|
|2004 Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize||AOP Awards 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009||2001 Velvia Bursary Award|
|2000 Kodak Class of 2000 Award||2000 John Kobal Photographic Portrait Prize||2001 AOP Assistants Awards 1998, 1999, 2000|