Luka Esenko can’t really say when it was that he decided to become a photographer. There wasn’t any special moment that happened. It just was a process where a hobby transformed into a career. That career has taken Esenko now to over 50 different countries.
“I’ll think nothing of a 5-hour walk in freezing temperatures to reach the summit in time to capture the first light on some of the most impressive peaks in the Julian Alps,” he told Travelled Paths in a recent interview. “I might even make it back down to the Adriatic coast for a seascape at sunset if I’m lucky!”
It isn’t luck that dominates Esenko’s stunning images, however, because each image is carefully constructed to reflect a specific message. Many have noticed this fact about his work, so much so that Esenko has started his own tours and workshops to help instruct others in his unique techniques.
You can often catch his work in National Geographic, the Slovene Tourist Board, and other publications. Winter might be his favorite season to capture images, but as you can see below, Esenko has an eye for beauty that happens in any season.
In his words:
We were having a dinner when an aurora suddenly appeared. Running out of the hotel, I snapped a few shots, but then I wanted to get an interesting foreground. After a long search, I stumbled upon a closed outdoor museum and it was perfect.
You can follow Luka and his beautiful images taken around the world at Lukaesenko.com and also on his Facebook page. You can also catch up with Luka on one of his tours or workshops at http://adriatic2alps.com/