lukas beck photography - table of contents

Lukas Beck - curriculum vitae


Lukas Beck bought his first camera at the age of fifteen. Five years later his works caught for the first time the eyes of the public at an exhibition, and very soon afterwards the attention of the critics. In 1993 he published his first book, „Ostbahn Kurti & die Chefpartie", on an outstanding Austrian Rock group. Then, his career developed rapidly, in two directions at least - journalistic photography as well as art and culture.

Today, his intriguing, unorthodox snapshots appear regularly in many magazines in Austria and throughout Europe. On the other hand, his portraits of the artists and so many performers in different cultural activities (theatre, music, cabaret) are not only a record of our time, a document, a moment kept for the eternity; they are often the real face of the art - sometimes hidden from the public, comparable in value and impact with that of the performer himself. Posters and CD-covers reveal his passion for the unexpected, for the personality of the artist, for that subtle and undefined thread linking every professional effort with the intimate, private self.

Lukas Beck was born 1967, in Vienna.




"filmgespraeche", synema, 2012

"liebe grenzenlos", echomedia, 2012

"das wiener rathaus", bohmann verlag, 2011

"das wirkliche wien", projekthaus, 2011

"leben im zoo", echomedia, 2011

"ausgezeichnetes wien in 50 portraits", ueberreuter, 2010

"revanche", substance media, 2008

"hans soellner - bilderbuch", trikont 2006

"wien - tradition und moderne", schmid, 2004

"wiener sängerknaben", np, 2004

"kurt ostbahn - und losst's eich nix gfoin", np, 2004

"luxus shopping guide - vienna", echo, 2003

"räume in bewegung", springer wien new york, 2002

"ostbahnkurti und die chefpartie", edition tau, 1993



"schönbrunner tiergeschichten - leben im zoo", universum, orf, 2013

"faltenradio", 2010

 "be a mensch", orf, 2008

"mozuluart", guggenbichler, 2007




"zeitzeugen" fotografie in österreich nach 1945, künstlerhaus, wien, 2011-12

"fußballkäfig international", galerie urbanart, wien, 2008

"wien - tradition und moderne", leopold museum, wien, 2004

"wiener sängerknaben", coburg, wien, 2004

"gehört gesehen", westlicht, wien, 2003

"augen-blick", noe. donaufestival, krems, 1995

"wir waren weltmeister", fischapark, weigelsdorf ,1987



österreichischer zeitschriften-preis 2003

"lichtfarben" 2009

matsalu nature film festival, special prizes of the tallinn zoo, 2013

international independent film awards, gold award for cinematography, 2014



"universum magazin" about "schönbrunner tiergeschichten - leben im zoo", 2013

3 sat tv about lukas beck, 21.02.2012

3 sat online about the book "filmgespräche", 2012

magazin "ausloeser" about lukas beck, 2011

"der standard" about the book "leben im zoo", 2011

"die presse" about the exhibition "fussballkaefig international", 2008

"der standard" about the exhibition "gehört gesehen" at westlicht, 2003

"oe3 magazin" about the book "ostbahn kurti und die chefpartie, 1993