Lukas Spieker

Virunga Mountains The Virunga mountains in the border region of Rwanda, the Congo, and Uganda are part of the East African Rift, the largest seismically active rift system on Earth.
After the Rain The beauty of Rwanda's landscape contrasts with the horror that happened in these hills. April 2014 marked the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide.
Nyiragongo Volcano According to ancient local myths, Nyiragongo's boiling lava lake is a place where bad souls burn in fire. The smoking volcano sits and watches over Goma in the Congo.
Cargo Bicycle Chukudu bicycles are ingeniously built from wood from eucalyptus trees and spare parts of old disused cars. They characterize the street scenes of Goma in the Congo.
Informal Living Portraits of South Africans living in informal settlements in Imizamo Yethu, Kayelitsha, and Tafelsig townships.
Sleeper Class India has one of the largest railway networks of the world. Introduced under British rule almost 160 years ago, the railway nowadays is infamous for overcrowded and delayed trains.
Sport Cycling
City Surfing Munich has a local surf scene for more than three decades. Surfers from all over the world come to surf the Eisbach wave.
Cow Fighting In Switzerland, we too have a kind of bovine fightings. However, these fightings aren't as athletic as a rodeo, and they aren't as heroic as in Spain. And the fightings involve cows, not bulls.
Mountain Gorilla The misty mountains of the eastern Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda are home to mountain gorillas, an endangered species.
Building Ruins Construction in Spain boomed, until the economy collapsed in 2008. The result of the property bubble bursting are abandoned building sites omnipresent in Spain.
Blurred Tracks Starring out of train windows during railway journeys.