May 31, 2021

Art Print: From Prairies to Mountains

From the prairies to the mountains, this new "Surreal Alberta" series I've been creating has been all about reinventing perspectives on the familiar. One moment you're admiring architecture, the next you're seeing landscape.

A lot of inspiration has been born simply out of playing in my digital archives again and rediscovering years of travel shoots around Alberta. In this case, the Calgary Central Library in downtown Calgary, Alberta provided some new puzzle pieces.

Calgary Central Library Art


May 23, 2021

Surreal Alberta: A Digital Artwork Series

With travel options still limited for the time being, I've resorted to inventing some new takes on familiar locations to explore. Surreal Alberta is a digital composite art series in which I'm utilizing elements from my library of professional travel photography to create fantasized / surrealist scenes of some of Alberta's most recognizable landscapes and attractions. 

Launched earlier this week on the @editingluke Instagram account, the debut image of my surrealist series quickly became my most liked post of 2021 (so far) and reached more than 170,000 profiles in 48 hours. While the popularity and new art prints are a nice byproduct of this creative departure, I think the reality is that we could all just use a little escape these days. 

Stay tuned as the series continues with new additions from around the province. 

Surreal Alberta Digital Artwork Series

 

May 22, 2021

Art Print: Train Warp

"Train Warp" is a new addition to my surrealist Alberta, digital artwork series. Mix a little Willy Wonka, light refraction, and a vintage C-train from Calgary, Alberta together and who knows where we'll end up. Where we're going we don't need rails.  

Calgary Ctrain Artwork


May 21, 2021

Art Print: Wonderland Springs

"Wonderland Springs" is another addition to my brand new surrealist, digital artwork series inspired by Alberta scenes from my professional travel photography archives. Pink hues, shooting stars, and a fairytale castle in the Rockies - this latest composite and art print features the iconic Banff Springs Hotel in Banff National Park.

Banff Springs Hotel Artwork

 

May 20, 2021

Art Print: Interstellar Badlands

"Interstellar Badlands" is another new art print in a series of surreal scenes I've been creating. At the moment I'm experimenting with a handful of Alberta-centric scenes based off of elements from my professional travel photography around the province. The base of this latest addition comes from a sunset captured in Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Interstellar Badlands Print

 

May 19, 2021

Art Print: Jasper's Daydream

"Jasper's Daydream" is the first in a new series of digital artwork I've been experimenting with - a mix of collage and surrealism created using elements from my existing library of professional travel photography. The base of this image is from Jasper National Park in Alberta. 

Jasper National Park Artwork

May 17, 2021

Limited Edition Postcards at Medalta Potteries

For the last couple years, particularly since the release of my documentary, I'd had a few discussions with Medalta Potteries, the National Historic Site and museum in Medicine Hat, Alberta, about releasing a collection of limited edition postcards inspired by the photo essays I'd shot around the clay district as part of my Around the Hat series.

Despite us both wanting to make it happen, it essentially took a year when everything else slowed down for us to finally find the time to pull it all together. The result is this brand new, 10 piece collection of mini art print postcards, designed and photographed by Editing Luke, and available exclusively through Medalta in the Historic Clay District.

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

These 4x6" premium postcards are Medalta and Editing Luke branded, and professionally printed on a thick cardstock with a soft matte laminate on the image side. The idea was to produce something brand new that felt like a vintage throwback. A uniquely local postcard that could be mailed, or simply a small souvenir print that could be collected or framed.

I'm especially proud to see how this collaboration came together, particularly because these postcards encapsulate so many different projects I've produced around the clay district over the years. Be sure to pick up a few of these as you exit through the gift shop. Not only do they look great - they're also the most affordable Editing Luke prints I've ever released lol. 
  
Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta

Medalta Postcard Medicine Hat Alberta


May 8, 2021

16 Doors: A 3-Part Collection of Prints

One year ago I joked that the boredom of lockdown had lead me to start exploring locally again and subsequently photographing doors / entryways in my hometown of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Turns out May 2020 was a little soon to be getting bored. 

What followed was an entirely new "Hometown Series" and as a spinoff of that, "16 Doors". Today I've released the third and final print from that series - "16 Doors: Part 3", effectively completing a trilogy of prints featuring 48 unique doorways from around my hometown.

Medicine Hat Doors Prints


Each print in this collection is 8x10" and comes with your choice of a white or black frame (including a white matte) that measures 13x17". Each print is also hand-signed and stamped on the reverse.

Regular $125 - each of the "16 Doors" prints is 40% OFF (while supplies last) making them temporarily available for $75 EACH.

Local delivery in Medicine Hat, Alberta is FREE. Worldwide shipping is a flat fee of $30.

TO ORDER: You can follow up via the sale post on Facebook here, or message me through my website HERE to let me know what you're interested in ordering.

Medicine Hat Doors Print Sale



Below you will find each of the 3 prints and the specific locations featured in each.

16 Doors: Part 1 Medicine Hat



16 Doors: Part 1 (seen above)

Locations from top left to right.
  1. Medicine Hat Brick and Tile
  2. Medicine Hat Public Library
  3. St. Patrick's Church
  4. Courthouse
  5. Former Towne Theatre
  6. Dominion / Railyard Warehouse
  7. Medalta Potteries
  8. Cecil Hotel
  9. Connaught School
  10. Cypress Club
  11. Former Canadian Bank of Commerce
  12. Elm Street School
  13. Corona Tavern / Hotel
  14. Athletic Park
  15. Assiniboia Hotel
  16. Ewart-Duggan House

16 Doors: Part 2 Medicine Hat



16 Doors: Part 2 (seen above)

Locations from top left to right.
  1. Former Five Roses Mill
  2. Canalta Centre / Coop Place
  3. Train Station
  4. Ranchmen Motel
  5. Former Riverside School
  6. Former Imperial Bank
  7. Medicine Hat City Hall
  8. St. Patrick's Church
  9. Echo Dale Barn
  10. The Canadian Train / Riverside
  11. St. Barnabas Church
  12. Old Arena
  13. Hycroft China Factory
  14. Monarch Theatre
  15. Alberta Clay Products Kiln
  16. Hargrave Sissons Block / Inspire Cafe

16 Doors: Part 3 Medicine Hat



16 Doors: Part 3 (seen above)

Locations from top left to right.
  1. Medicine Hat High School Garage Door
  2. Courthouse
  3. Kensington Pedestrian Bridge
  4. Hycroft China Factory
  5. Alberta Clay Products Kiln
  6. Connaught School
  7. Alexandra School
  8. St. John's Church
  9. I-XL Kiln
  10. Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
  11. Fifth Avenue Church
  12. Medicine Hat Mall
  13. The Royal
  14. Dominion / Railyard Warehouse
  15. Echo Dale Farmhouse
  16. The Medicine Hat News

May 7, 2021

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota

Nestled in the Black Hills of South DakotaMount Rushmore is an iconic American landmark that you have to see (preferably as part of a lengthy cross-country road trip) at least once. Carved between 1927-1941 by Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln, Rushmore features 60 foot heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.  

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism


Mount Rushmore Archival

Black Hills National Forest

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism

Mount Rushmore Workers

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism


Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism


Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism

Mount Rushmore South Dakota Tourism


May 6, 2021

About the Old Jaguar

I first posted this anecdote / image to the @editingluke Instagram. 

This Jaguar XJ8 appeared in the background of a lot of my older shoots, particularly those shot around Alberta, and it actually impacted a lot of my early content on this site. 

1999 Jaguar XJ8


Just to be clear, my midlife crisis started right out of university.

When I first started making a little bit of money out of school the first major purchase I made was this old Jaguar. After years of feeling broke all the time, I thought, "I can top this" lol.

The funny thing is, looking back now I don't regret any of it. The stories and experiences that came from being "overly optimistic" about those early post-uni days have already paid years of dividends.

To be clear - my point is not to buy a car that turns you into a part-time Jag mechanic - but that making the ordinary entertaining for yourself can actually change your life.

Yes, it was just a car - but it made we want to go places. It inspired me to explore for no reason at all, and then one day I started taking a camera with me.

Up until this point I had just been a film student - all video. I shot short films and promos and commercials. But my first travel shoots have their roots here.

All because of a car I liked to drive.


May 1, 2021

Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan

Completed in 1958, Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower located in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 meters, Tokyo Tower is the second tallest structure in Japan, with the newer communications and observation tower, Tokyo Skytree taking the record in 2012. 

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks


Tokyo Tower's lattice framework was inspired by the Eiffel Tower, often drawing direct comparisons between them. However, Tokyo Tower has become iconic in its own right for its unmistakable white and international orange paint scheme and its prominent position in the Tokyo skyline - particularly when viewed from Tokyo Bay.

Whether you're climbing the open-air staircase or admiring its orange glow each night, there's no denying that Tokyo Tower is one of Japan's most recognizable, and most featured landmarks. In fact, you've probably seen it more than you even realize as Tokyo Tower is one of the few landmarks in the world that actually has its own emoji on virtually every phone.

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks
Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks

Tokyo Tower Japan Landmarks