For Luke, trying to explain to those who ask, “what’s it like being a twin?”, is very difficult. Imagine spending your entire life growing up with a brother or sister and sharing everything from birthdays to spending every day of your education with that person. The bond that you develop as a twin is something that is inexplicable in words.
This series of work sets out to document that relationship he has with his sister and present a window into what it’s like to have a twin. Using the works of Larry Sultan, Diane Arbus, Birgit Püve and other photographers like Chloe Dewe Mathews, Luke has been able to use their methods of photography to develop his own skills in creating a unique documentary project.
3 Years in the Making
This body of work was the first instance where Luke attempted to use photography as a means to help himself progress mentally and close a chapter of his life. 3 Years in the Making is a series of images that document landscapes that he feels are most relevant to the relationship he had with his ex-partner. The locations chosen are the areas in which they found together or she took him to which held a significant emotional connection, however, now that relationship has ended, Luke no longer sees or experiences these places in the same way.
People & their Pets
Luke sets out to document the relationships we as humans have developed for the animals we call pets. Using people that are closest to him, Luke wanted to allow a space in which the owner can be completely relaxed within the image to allow for an easier exploration of how we care for our pets.
The subtle gestures of how the animals are held or the facial expression of the owner, are all indications of their connection and allow the images to speak for themselves.
Arcade Waves presents a body of images that touches upon an environment that is often overlooked. Using a deadpan approach Luke sets out to document arcades at seaside locations and reflect their bizarre nature.
Having the spaces empty and void of people allowed for a more personal representation. Audiences are typically used to seeing these locations filled with people and seen as a place of excitement for children. However, once they are separated and the space becomes isolated, these places feel very different.
As Luke walked around at night he became more and more intrigued by the houses that exposed their insides to all those that walked past.
People watching has always been something that interested Luke, seeing how others interact, small idiosyncrasies and enjoying the movement of a myriad of people. All these led Luke to explore the night time world of people watching.
Having full view of the people inside their own homes brought a unique experience to Luke as he photographed them, allowing for a blend of realities. The subjects are completely unaware of Luke's presence yet they hold such a significant pace within his.