Feb 21, 2014

Building a Portfolio Album

This blog has always been a great showcase for my work, but with years of material archived I figured it was about time I put together a portfolio album on my Editing Luke facebook page. So far I've gone through dozens of past photo sets, both personal and corporate, and I've assembled collages to highlight the different projects. I'm off to a great start with the album, and I think it makes a strong impression for anyone who's interested in taking a quick glance at my work. 

Check out my portfolio album here.

Feb 19, 2014

Gallery Prints at the Peacock's Feather

Late last year I was busy exploring consignment opportunities in Medicine Hat to showcase some of my photography. I contacted The Peacock's Feather on North Railway Street with my idea, based entirely on the notion that I thought my work would fit well with this trendy vintage shop. As it turned out, the owner agreed.

Fast forward a few months and everything is good to go. I delivered 10 original prints to The Peacock's Feather over the weekend, and I'm excited about the partnership. We worked together to decide which images would be great to start with, and ultimately I decided it would be nice to feature a lot of my shots from Medicine Hat's historic clay district (and naturally my Around the Hat series).

These 10 framed prints have been specially made for sale in The Peacock's Feather, and they're also the largest prints that I've ever made available for purchase. Each print is 16x24" and mounted in a 20x28" white gallery style frame.

Much like when I exhibited my work with Thinking Hat last fall, seeing many of my images in this size was a first. The rich colours, textures, and details are only more vibrant in this scale, and that's also due in part to professional grade printing that I had done in Toronto to produce these. It was also the same printer who helped me create the acrylic panels for my airport art wall commission.

At the end of the day I'm excited to be trying something new. Instead of producing everything custom and to order, I'm excited to provide a more ambitious option that's good to go. With the large scale photographs ready and framed, it's as simple as visiting the store to see what you like - and my photography is in good company too.

I'm overjoyed to see my work hanging in a place as unique and original as The Peacock's Feather. I couldn't be happier to be consigning with this great local business on North Railway (right across the street from the historic train station) and I think we're a good match. I want to encourage everyone to go down and have look at my new prints on display and explore this amazing vintage shop.

These are the 10 prints (seen above from left to right): 

1. Hycroft China Factory - Conveyor 
2. Assiniboia Inn Neon Sign 
3. Medalta Potteries - Exterior
4. Hycroft China Factory - Windows
5. Hycroft China Factory - Interior
6. Hycroft China Factory - Vintage Dials
7. Medalta Potteries - Interior
8. Sweet Caporal Painted Wall
9. Instruments / Guitars
10. Medalta Potteries - Vintage Machine

Visit The Peacock's Feather at 339 North Railway Street SE in Medicine Hat, Alberta. 
Open 11am-5pm Thursday to Saturday. You'll find all of my prints upstairs.

Laying out where the prints will hang.

Store front reflection.

Feb 18, 2014

Kenya Chords by Pogo

I've been an avid fan of Pogo for years now, and his editing and sound mixing using pop culture is incredible. His skills go beyond that though. This is one of his entirely original creations using footage he shot in Kenya. The result is an amazing soundscape and a visual expression of the local culture.