My name is Luke Copping and I’m a commercial and editorial portrait photographer.
I grew up in Canada but now live in Buffalo, New York, with my wife Erin, our daughter, and our dog Akasha. We love it here and a lot of my recent work focuses on the creatives and entrepreneurs who are busting their asses to make this Rust Belt city great again.
Even though I went to a really great school, I like to tell people I learned everything I know about photography during a training montage.
I create images for advertising agencies, magazines, and corporate clients across the US and Canada – Making quirky and dramatic portraits of subjects that range from corporate innovators to counterculture rebels is what I’m best at. You can see list of my clients here.
I’ve won some very cool awards, but the ones I'm most proud of are when the American Society of Media Photographers named me one of their best photographers of both 2011 and 2015.
I’m allergic to cats, penecillin, and boredom. Being a photographer is a good cure for the last one because it lets me tell a different story every day.
I believe that photography is more than just a technical exercise, but a synthesis of vision, moment, process, and insight that illustrates and amplifies something about the subject they may not have even known was there.
I spend most of my free time taking pictures of adoptable pit bulls from local rescue shelters to help them find new homes.
I have the same birthday as Louis Daguerre.
The biography of Buffalo NY based commercial and editorial photographer Luke Copping