My name is Luke, and I’m a Buffalo, New York based commercial and editorial portrait photographer.
I grew up in Canada but now live in Western NY with my wife and kids. We love it here and a lot of my personal work focuses on the makers and doers who are busting their asses to make this Rust Belt city thrive again - and I'm grateful that I get to be a part of telling this story.
I’m allergic to cats and boredom - being a photographer is a good cure for the last one because it lets me tell a different story every day.
I create images for advertising agencies, magazines, and corporate clients across the US and Canada – I make portraits that capture the vision, grit, sweat, and struggle of leaders, competitors, and driven underdogs.
Even though I went to a really great school and have had some amazing mentors, I still like to tell people I learned everything I know about photography during a training montage (queue the inspiring synth-rock)
If you're ever in Buffalo, I'll take you to the super-secret wing spots locals go to.
I love black licorice, baking bread, horror novels, collecting fountain pens, making pizza, Miyazaki films, and taking aimless late-night drives.
I'm scared of dolls.
I believe that photography is more than just a technical exercise but is instead a synthesis of vision, moment, and process that illustrates and amplifies something about the subject that is usually unseen.
I have the same birthday as Louis Daguerre.