Lukas Maeder, born in 1987 on Lake Zurich, has shown perseverance and persistence in many ways. As a photographer, he has evolved from taking snapshots of fellow skateboard aficionados to portraying some of the world’s greatest pop stars for some of the world’s largest media. As a director he is able to draw out the best of the people in front of the camera and make the story come alive. Strongly influenced by music and sports, he constantly updates his formula and experiments with his visual language, focusing on moving the story forward and letting his protagonists shine. To take the step from photography to moving images feels completely natural to him, because his approach is the same: to put himself in other people’s shoes and to lead them to the point where they can show their full potential.

Selected Clients Editorial
Rolling Stone Magazine, Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Red Bulletin, GQ, 
Men's Health, Forbes Magazine, The New Yorker Magazine, Das Magazin, Stern, SI Sport, Bilanz, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Juice Magazine, Bolero Men, Annabelle, Friday Magazin, SI Style, Musikexpress

Selected Clients Corporate
Red Bull, NIKE SB, Audi, VANS, Swisscom, Coop, SBB, Universal Music Switzerland/Germany, Sony Music Entertainment Switzerland, Warner Music Central Europe, CNN, SRF, Cablecom, Deutsche Bahn, Feldschlösschen, Swatch, Piaget, Montreuz Jazz Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Swiss Paralympic, UBS, Vontobel, Mobility, Bank Cler, Krebsliga


Film Representation
Shining Film
Stefan Bircher

13 Photo (Editorial / Archive)
Office: +41442402033

Concept and Design
Livia Trümpi
Another Studio

Luca Margadant

All images © 2020 Lukas Maeder



ISBN 978-3-033-06979-4

Mighty Oaks
We’ll never be this young again (2017)
ISBN: 978-3-033-06064-7



Book Vernissage „DANCING IN THE DUST” 

MonsterChildren Magazine Los Angeles 
& Sydney Annual Party Photo Comp Finalist 
Exhibition (2017)

Hasselblad Selected Profiles (2017)

Book Vernissage Mighty Oaks „We’ll never 
been this young again’ (2017)


Werkschau Schweizer Fotografie (2015, 2017, 2019)

Swiss Press Award Exhibition / Swiss National 
Museum (2015)

Soirée graphique Exhibition (2015)

13 Photo Photographers Group Exhibition / 
Photobastei (2014)

Off Space Exhibition Photo13 Werkschau 
Schweizer Fotografie (2013)

Hasselblad Junior Contest Exhibition (2013)

Concept and Design
Livia Trümpi
Another Studio

Luca Margadant

All images © 2020 Lukas Maeder