Luke combines early photographic practices with modern digital technology. The resultant images share the aesthetic of the earliest photographic portraits. By employing an immense amount of flash lighting his exposures fix the intimate characteristics of his sitters' faces without any blurring or loss of detail.
(Original installation of 10 x 8 prints)
Using a 10 x 8 view camera Luke captures images directly onto light
sensitive silver gelatine paper. A distinctive quality of these paper
negatives is that details which are invisible to the naked eye - moles,
freckles and scars - are made visible. The negatives are then digitally
scanned and processed before being printed onto metallic darkroom paper.
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