By day Lukas Rychvalsky is a design engineer, shooting photos in his spare time. "Photography is only my passion, but I can imagine myself as a professional photographer someday," Lukas says.
The Slovakian photographer loves rainy days and gloomy scenes, creating especially captivating shots of road trips; from foggy nights to bright sunrises, he perfectly captures that unforgettable feeling of travelling without a clear destination.
We talked to Lukas about capturing the feeling of road trip freedom in photographs and the importance of atmosphere.
From a young age I was interested in photography. We had always at home a few analog cameras, so I started shooting with them. Then I switched to compact digital cameras and my first DSLR I bought in 2014.
Currently I'm using Sony a7ii with Sony FE 28mm 2.0 and Sony FE 50mm 1.8 lenses. I like the compact size and lightness of mirrorless cameras.
My photos are often moody, but I am also interested in lifestyle, travel, and street photography.
Also, rainy days are my favorite. When it's raining outside, I cannot resist and I want to go somewhere to take photos.
For me it's the realization that every day is different and it gives us a lot of opportunities. Every moment is unique and I want to capture the right moment for me.
Music inspires me too. When I edit photos I love when music matches the atmosphere with photos.
It's a foggy day on one of my road trips with my fiancée. I love that feeling of freedom and that I don't know where I am going exactly. It has a great moody atmosphere.
I admire work from @andrejosselin.
He is great in capturing atmosphere. His stuff is mostly spontaneous and that's what gives his photos feeling.
I don't have an exact goal. I am looking forward to what life brings me.