Dec 30, 2021

Announcing A New Documentary

So, a little news to share ...

In the spring of 2021, feeling like I was still spinning my wheels with everything going on, I went into development on some new ideas. I came up with a few concepts, pitched them around, and settled on one that I was really excited about.

I won't drag this news out ... this fall it all came together. Word came back that my latest film proposal received the greenlight


With the treatment approved, funding secured, and the production agreement signed - I'm happy to finally announce that my next feature documentary project is going into production in 2022.

There will obviously be lots to share as everything unfolds in the months ahead - particularly as production kicks off next month - for now, just let me say how thrilled I am to have the opportunity to dive into an elaborate storytelling experience like this and direct another original project. Details to come.

Happy new year, indeed!
🎥😉🎬👌

Dec 26, 2021

Home Alone 2 Talkboy For Christmas

"How'd you do - this is Peter McCallister, the faaaaaather ... credit card? You got it." 

Shoutout to my buddy Tyler for sending me the ultimate Home Alone 2 Christmas gift this year. Interestingly, recorded messages over a Talkboy was already how I was making most of my hotel reservations for professional travel shoots these days lol.


Complete with old school Home Alone 2 trading cards, official replicas of the two turtle doves used in the movie, a gift card for "my very own cheese pizza", and an original Talkboy - this gift was the cherry on top of the New York Christmas shoots I did a couple years ago inspired by my love for this movie.

This is the beauty of film school friendships - the shared appreciation for movies and references runs deep. Thank you for making my early '90s "Lost in New York" Christmas wishes come true buddy! This gift was too good not to share.

Talkboy Home Alone 2

Dec 25, 2021

Dec 22, 2021

The Oculus in New York City

Located beneath the World Trade Center, The Oculus is a transportation hub and retail space linking 12 subway lines in New York City. Conceived as part of the World Trade Center masterplan and rebuild, the cathedral like space of The Oculus quickly became a celebrated architectural gem in New York's financial district.  

Oculus WTC NYC


Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

Oculus WTC NYC

 

Dec 19, 2021

Then & Now Series in Medicine Hat, Alberta

Inspired by some of the earlier comparison shots I'd created from hometown archival materials, this month I rebooted my "Then & Now" series featuring locations around Medicine Hat, Alberta. With the new additions focusing on Christmas scenes this month, one of the biggest changes is that the latest work will all end up in this new album on the Editing Luke Facebook feed. 

This should not only make the "Then & Now" series considerably easier to explore - it should also make it more enjoyable to reference the various perspectives at a glance. Click the link above to have a look at the new album as it continues to grow.

Then and Now Medicine Hat Archival
 

Dec 16, 2021

Grand Floridian Resort at Walt Disney World

Opened in 1988, the Grand Floridian Resort is the flagship hotel at Walt Disney World in Florida. Boasting over 800 rooms, the Victorian styling of the Grand Floridian was inspired by the beach resorts of the early 20th century and was also meant to reflect the aesthetic of Main Street U.S.A. within the Magic Kingdom. The Grand Floridian is especially impressive at Christmas with the addition of a 40 foot Christmas tree and a giant gingerbread house on display in the lobby.

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World


Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World



Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

Grand Floridian Resort Walt Disney World

 

Dec 15, 2021

Giant Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian

Each Christmas the Grand Floridian Resort in Walt Disney World in Florida constructs a giant gingerbread house (made out of real gingerbread) in the lobby of the hotel. Visitors can purchase a variety of gingerbread treats from the kiosk including gingerbread men and chocolate dipped gingerbread shingles - although in our experience, eating a giant gingerbread shingle kind of just tasted like eating a giant shingle. The gingerbread house itself is amazing though. 

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021


Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021
Eating one of the giant gingerbread shingles.

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021

Gingerbread House Grand Floridian 2021

 

Dec 14, 2021

Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York City

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Yes, I can! It's filmed here at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, New York. Built in 1921, Kaufman Astoria Studios is home to New York City's only backlot, and has seen the production of hundreds of television shows and movies in its century long history. This area was designated a national historic district in 1978.

Kaufman Astoria Studios Queens NYC


Kaufman Astoria Studios Queens NYC

Kaufman Astoria Studios Queens NYC

Kaufman Astoria Studios Queens NYC

Kaufman Astoria Studios Queens NYC

Kaufman Astoria Studios Queens NYC

Kaufman Astoria Studios Queens NYC

Kaufman Astoria Studios Queens NYC