Hi, I'm Luka.
I'm a Copenhagen-based photographer.

I started my career as a news photographer.

I started as a news photographer back in Australia. I love telling stories through pictures, and I’m a sucker for exciting people, events and experiences and love throwing myself in to the mix. I’ve had the honor of finding myself in just about every situation a photographer can hope to find themselves in and I believe my portfolio reflects that fact.

I try to bring what I’ve learned through these varied experiences in to everything I do, and I hope I can use them to help your organisation produce the content it needs to share it’s message with the world.

The boring CV stuff will be down below, but firstly here’s a very small sample of my 450,000 image photo library spanning 15 years of work. In the interests of saving you scrolling I’ll leave a small gallery here and a big one at the bottom of the page.

But now I also do video.

I like to think my video work takes
inspiration from my photos.

Videos with an emphasis on people. A vibrant collection of b-roll. Clean, clear and rich audio. Portrait lighting. Careful grading in industry leading software. Basically my photos but moving this time.

To the right is my showreel, and if you have the time there’s some full videos down below.

Now for the nitty-gritty.
Below is my CV, but if you mange through it there is a big collection of photos at the end for your troubles.

Luka Kauzlaric

[email protected]

+45 81900016

Valby, København

Profile

A content creator with a strong lean toward editorial imagery, portraiture, video interviews and instructional videos. As a press photographer, has been published regularly in local, regional and national publications and mastheads. Demonstrated ability to tailor stories across a wide range of visual mediums.

Previously served large editorial and event clients through private enterprise. Able to handle complex assignments requiring high degrees of management, client service and administration skills.

Understands intimately the need to get high quality content delivered quickly. Has in-depth knowledge of Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm and Leica cameras  (and their respective lighting systems), professional software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Phase One Capture One, Adobe Premiere, Da Vinci Resolve, various digital asset management platforms and is comfortable with Mac, Windows and Linux system environments.

Highly personable, creative, and able to exercise initiative or work as part of a team. Truly loves image creation and the often varied working environment that surrounds it.

Experience

January 2019 - May 2020

Monash Health  Photographer/Videographer, Public Affairs & Communication department.

In house photographer/videographer Monash Health, Clayton. Working with the Public Affairs and Communication team, the work aims to support various departments and teams in their pursuits to visually inform both internal and external stakeholders of current and upcoming initiatives.
Responsibilities include negotiation with stakeholders, timeline management, production (both photography and video) as well as ongoing maintenance and curation of an image library available to Monash Health’s 18,000 staff.

Key Achievements:
Visual support roles in the rollout of key messaging surrounding COVID-19 responses, including collection of video and stills within high risk areas. Furthermore, with the assistance of leading heads of Epidemiological and infection control teams, the creation of multiple instructional videos aimed to protect health and wellbeing of Monash Health's 18,000 staff and high-risk patients.

June 2015 - December 2018:  ‘Ballarat Courier’,  Ballarat.

Fairfax Media / News Photographer

News Photographer for major regional daily The Ballarat Courier. Working closely with journalists as well as independently to serve the local community. This work also appears in larger metropolitan publications including The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Financial Review.

Responsibilities include coverage of events through both photography and videography, negotiation and planning, post production, and risk management for difficult assignments.

Key achievements: Creating imagery used in conjunction with investigative reports during the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - meeting and creating emotive imagery of survivors of child sexual abuse.

2006 -  December 2018

Freelancer / Editorial Photographer

Formation of auxiliary private freelance photography business, with past and present notable clients including Corbis Images, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Monash University, Diabetes Australia (Victoria), AUSVEG, the Refugee Migrant Children’s Centre, RAW Media, Australian Air Express, DNA Artworks, Moonee Valley City Council, Colac-Otway Shire Council, Stonnington City Council, Katalyst Communications, Doutta Galla Community Health Service, and numerous other private clients.
Responsibilities include extensive negotiation with clients, planning, travel, research, successful execution of photographs, post-production, cost assessment and sales.

2013 - 2015: ‘Gladstone Observer’, Gladstone, Queensland

APN Regional Media  / News Photographer

News photographer covering local and breaking news at The Observer. A demanding role at a regional daily paper involving a range of skills including negotiation with both journalists and sources, image and video capture, post production, captioning and filing. Other skills include continual efficiency improvements, story generation, risk management at incidents of breaking news and people management.

2008 -  2012, ‘Flemington-Kensington Newspaper’, Melbourne

Community News  / News Photographer

During studies, casual photographer for the non-for-profit ‘Flem-Ken News’ Newspaper. Responsibilities similar to those at the Weekly Times; assessment of a story, negotiation with both contacts and journalists, capture of images as well as post production and filing.

2007 - 2008, ‘The Weekly Times’, Melbourne

News Corporation / News Photographer

Casual Freelance photojournalist for The Weekly Times. Responsibilities include assessment of a story, negotiation with both contacts and journalists, capture of images (often in remote areas of Victoria and New South Wales) as well as post production and filing.

Education

APN Regional Media / Cadetship

2013 - 2014, Gladstone, Queensland

Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe (NMIT) / Diploma of Arts (Photography)

2007 - 2008, Fairfield, Victoria

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) / Bachelor of Arts (Photography, Major Photojournalism, Minor Scientific Photography)

2009 - 2011, Melbourne CBD

St Bernard’s College / Victorian Certificate of Education

2007 - 2008, Essendon, Victoria

Awards, Achievements and & Exhibitions

2018 - Published Book, ‘Dollars & Sense’

Lead photographer on book project highlighting the burgeoning field of social enterprise in Australia. Spearheaded by philanthropist and Fight Centre co-founder Geoff Harris and authored by well known british author Neil Bramwell. Traveled extensively for the role visiting over 30 businesses and programs both in Victoria and interstate.  The book went on to be anAward-Winning Finalist in the Social Change and Small Business and Entrepreneurship categories of the 2019 International Book Awards.


2016 Rural Press Club Award - Best Multimedia

Silvers Circus - the changing world of the circus, Caleb Cluff, Luka Kauzlaric, The Ballarat Courier Judges’ comments: The stories of Silvers Circus stood out for the combination of engaging text, exceptional photography, creative digital display and complementary video. Importantly, the reporters did not approach the story as outsiders describing circus life – the Q&A format of the texts allowed for the revelation of personal insights from the circus staff. Combined with beautiful photography, the package pulled back the mask of the entertainer and humanised their way of life.


2008 Incinerator Arts Complex / ’Lorosa’e

Commissioned to perform a month long photo essay on the rebuilding of the war-torn nation of East Timor, culminating in a successful exhibition of works to raise awareness for local charity groups associated with the region.

Referee contact details available upon request.

Just to avoid publishing personal contact details of referees online please let me know if you would like to have a chat with them – I have the details ready.

My contact details once more.

Luka Kauzlaric

[email protected]

+45 81900016

Valby, København

 Thankyou.I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn a little about me. Feel free to get in touch with in whichever way you prefer and have a great day.

You can find a final big gallery of images below if you want to see a few more.

Regards,

Luka.