One year ago, as the insanity of 2020 kicked in, I saw the majority of my upcoming projects and travel shoots evaporate under lockdown. Realizing I was going to have some time on my hands, and that 80% of my business would be paused without being able to travel, I did something I hadn't done in years - I began exploring my hometown in detail again.
The resulting "Hometown Series" shot in Medicine Hat, Alberta has seen the creation of hundreds of new local images, thousands of reshares, and nearly 2.5 million online impressions over the last 12 months. I can't begin to thank everyone who expressed interest, shared engagement, and provided the patronage that further fueled the entire project.
You can explore highlights from the "Hometown Series" as an extension of the original Around the Hat collection that launced back in 2012. Thousands of images have been categorized here.
To mark this anniversary I've released two new limited edition, numbered collage prints titled, "Hometown Winter" and "Hometown Summer" - each featuring 30 unique images from the series. Only 25 units of each collage are being released. Details are on the Editing Luke facebook page if you'd like to get one before they're gone.
Finally, I put together this short video to promote the "Hometown Series".