Lukas Dvorak is a 29 year-old photographer based in the Czech Republic’s Prague. His expertise is in fashion and beauty photography, but as you can see in these photos, there is not a whole lot of clothing featured.

Dvorak has stated that he prefers photographing in black and white. "I’m not a big fan of color in portraits," explains Dvorak. "For me, all the extra information that comes along with it seems to make photos void of emotion or character. Black and whites feel more beautiful and charismatic; they are better storytellers."

When asked why he so often photographs his models smoking, he claims that the concept has been around for so long that photography and smoking just seem to go well together now.

Check out the work of Lukas Dvorak for some stunning black and white shots.