Based in Germany, Lucas Zimmerman is a self-taught photographer with a passion for finding the phenomenal in the everyday. His work – which meditates on the dialogue between light and dark – has captured rubbish dumps under starry skies, empty play parks at night, and couples whose attention is consumed by their phones rather than each other. We were drawn to his series of photographs of traffic lights on a foggy evening in Weimar, in which the refraction of the red, yellow and green glows on tiny ice crystals made for an eerie and magical scene. Lucas has exhibited in Beijing, Paris, London and many more cities, and won the 2017 Grafe Kreativpreis award.
“There are many situations in our everyday life when we miss a beautiful moment simply because we don’t stop and look around.”