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Lucka Ngo

#WHOARETHEY: Lucka Ngo

Lucka is a photographer living and working in New York City, shooting primarily on film. Her eye and personal aesthetic has gained her some impressive attention, and her work speaks for itself. Lucka is studying Fashion Business Management at FIT and hustling hard at the same time. Some of her latest projects include shooting lookbooks and editorials for Awake NYConverse, Highsnobiety, Fucking Young magazine, and more. Check out some of her work and story below.

 
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Where are you from, and where do you reside currently?

I am Vietnamese born and raised in the Czech Republic, currently living in New York.

What kind of work do you do?

I take photos of people and once-in-a-lifetime moments I love.

 
 

How did you initially begin exploring this area? What motivates and inspires you to produce the work that you do?

I moved a lot so exploring is always a must, I hate staying at one place and doing nothing. Real people inspire me. Always and forever. They are the most special subjects to shoot.

 
  A wake New York crew featuring Lucka

Awake New York crew featuring Lucka

 

You have a distinct style mixing feminine and masculine looks, and a strong independence in how you carry yourself. How do you describe your style? 

I would say I like to dress sporty and cozy but I also like to add something a little hot to it. I always grew up wearing my elder brother's clothes so I never really cared about having to look "feminine". Even all my friends, they would dress up very girly, and I would always be the one coming with track pants or baggy jeans. 

 
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"In this industry or any kind of industry, there will always be people with or against you. Being a female is a power. We have a strong mentality and flexibility in our mind."

 
 

Any artists that have been inspiring you lately?

YES, I recently came across this photographer Leslie Zhang, his work is amazing!!

 
 

Anything else you'd like to add?

Stay real and never give up on your dreams no matter how hard it is. Everything is possible if you just set your mind to it. There is always a way, always. 

Check out Lucka's work on Instagram, and on her website.