"Banff Space Port 1955" is the latest digital composite and art print from the "Surreal Alberta" series. This print was inspired by vintage travel imagery of Banff Avenue in Banff, Alberta.
Jan 7, 2022
Dec 25, 2021
There's just something so magical about Banff at this time of year. The winter scenes here are so dramatic ... not to mention the child dentists and glowing reindeer ... Merry Christmas!
Oct 31, 2021
I've been stalked and chased down by a driverless 1958 Plymouth Fury all week that culminated in a deadly showdown on Finlay Bridge in Medicine Hat, Alberta last night. All and all, it's been one of my more memorable Halloweens. More film edits on the @editingluke Instagram.
Oct 30, 2021
With a number of new travel shoots across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba this autumn, I inadvertently kept spotting abandoned houses and homesteads all over the prairies. These are just a few of the "haunted" highlights found on numerous backroads across the Canadian Prairies.
Aug 14, 2021
"Sundown in Dinosaur Park" is the latest digital composite and art print from the "Surreal Alberta" series. This print was inspired by the textures of Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Aug 4, 2021
Aug 3, 2021
We were walking around Strathcona Park in Medicine Hat, Alberta this weekend and I mentioned in passing that it reminded me of a southern bayou. I could've sworn I heard a banjo and someone singing Rainbow Connection. All and all not a bad long weekend.
I think it could also have something to do with the new photo set that just went up.
Aug 1, 2021
"Writing-On-Stars" is a new art print from the "Surreal Alberta" series featuring Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park in southern Alberta. Following the aesthetic of previous releases from the collection, this latest print features another incredible cosmic sky.
Jul 27, 2021
"The Astronaut Farmer" is the latest digital art print from the "Surreal Alberta" series. This composite takes inspiration from the recent independent rocket launches and contrasts this narrative against the rural landscape of Alberta's prairies.
Jul 7, 2021
"Contacts" is a new art print from the "Surreal Alberta" series featuring UFOs above a golden canola field in rural Alberta. The inspiration behind this latest digital composite was the blooming crops at this time of year and the colourful backdrop provided for another surreal scene.
Jul 2, 2021
"Awakened" is a new art print from the "Surreal Alberta" series inspired by the Every Child Matters movement surrounding Canada Day this year. Following the continued discovery of bodies at former residential schools around the country, this digital composite is reflecting a tide change in our awareness regarding this dark history.
Jun 29, 2021
"A Prairie Renaissance" is an art print from the Surreal Alberta series that was inspired by the aesthetic of renaissance paintings. Combining elements of a modern farm scene, this digital collage pulls the drama out of an otherwise simple prairie landscape.
Jun 25, 2021
"It takes a village" is a new art print from the Surreal Alberta series taking inspiration from the Saamis Teepee in Medicine Hat, Alberta and the teepee villages of past that filled the prairies. This digital collage continues the theme of recontextualizing Alberta landmarks in surreal ways.
Jun 16, 2021
"The Launch of YYC1" is the latest release and art print from the "Surreal Alberta" series. This image was one of my earliest digital experiments for the series where I thought it would be cool to reinterpret the Calgary Tower in Calgary, Alberta as a rocket blasting off into space.
Jun 15, 2021
"Interstellar Badlands II" is a new release and art print from the "Surreal Alberta" series I've been creating. As a continued cosmic variation on the badlands landscape, this latest digital creation takes inspiration from a shoot in Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Jun 11, 2021
After a year of the "Hometown Series" and now the newly launched "Surreal Alberta" - a lot of my time has been dedicated to prints and limited-run flash sales to make up for restricted travel shoots and limited productions. However, despite new launches, like the latest flash sale that just went up today, there are some big changes on the horizon.One of the most frequent questions I've received over the last few months is whether the print sales will continue as things reopen. While print sales will always have a place in the business - and are probably what Editing Luke has been best known for this year - as other projects return the emphasis on new weekly prints and flash sales will diminish.
The biggest shift is going to be that framed print options may no longer be available come this fall. Keeping large amounts of stock has made sense under these unique conditions, but the constant supply runs, deliveries, trips to the post office, etc. simply won't be possible with a return to the large scale media projects I was doing before the pandemic hit.
In short, this summer I'm planning on doing one more major push to release lots of new material to keep up the momentum - but if you've been on the fence about ordering an Editing Luke print, this is my heads up that the window is closing to get something from any of these collections released during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.Maybe have a little browse here. And as always, thank you so much to everyone who has kept the business thriving during these challenging times and for helping to fuel the creation of more local, independent, and Alberta based content than I've produced in years. Thank you!
May 31, 2021
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.
May 30, 2021
May 24, 2021
May 23, 2021
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.