Mar 21, 2019

Editing Luke on CBC Radio Calgary

A big thank you to CBC Radio Calgary for having me on the Homestretch this afternoon to speak a bit about my hometown photo series, Around the Hat. The show was broadcasting from Inspire Cafe in downtown Medicine Hat, Alberta today, and reached out last week to set things up. 

CBC Radio Calgary Editing LukeAs I've said many times, you really never know where people will find you, how things will spread, and where the opportunities will present themselves when you put things out to be discovered. Around the Hat was the photo series that really opened the door for all of the North American travel shoots I've done since. After celebrating 5 years just a few weeks ago - it was awesome to reflect on some early work and share a few of those stories with a new audience. 

CBC Radio Calgary Editing Luke
The scene and CBC Radio inside Inspire Cafe this afternoon.
Around the Hat CBC Radio Calgary Editing Luke


Mar 20, 2019

CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario

Completed in 1976, the CN Tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario is a communications and observation tower that is arguably one of Canada's most recognizable landmarks. For 32 years the CN Tower held the record as the world's tallest free standing structure before it was surpassed in height in 2007 by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

CN Tower Toronto Ontario
CN Tower Toronto Ontario

The CN Tower attracts over 2 million visitors annually and features two observation platforms, glass floors, an outdoor platform, and a revolving restaurant. To this day the CN Tower remains a Toronto icon, and at 1815 feet tall, still an epic place to take in views of the city.

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario
CN Tower Toronto Ontario


CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario
CN Tower Toronto Ontario


CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario


CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario



CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

CN Tower Toronto Ontario

Mar 18, 2019

Cabot's Pueblo in Desert Hot Springs, California

Built by Cabot Abram Yerxa in Desert Hot Springs, California, Cabot's Pueblo (as it's now known) was constructed over several decades using salvaged items that he acquired throughout the desert. Yerxa opened his Hopi-style pueblo in 1945 with his inspiration found in the Pueblo Revival Style of architecture.

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California


The odd shapes and layout of the structure is a result of Cabot using many of the salvaged pieces he found 'as is'. The pueblo boasts 35 rooms, 150 windows, 65 doors, and 5000 square feet of space. Also known as Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum, the location houses some of Yerxa's original artwork, as well as American Indian and early desert homesteader artifacts.

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California
Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California



Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California
Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California


Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California
Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California
Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California


Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California
It's said this bathtub was one of the few things Cabot bought new.

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California
Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California


Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California
Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California


Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California

Cabots Pueblo Desert Hot Springs California