Luke White

Luke White is a British photographer based in London. Technically brilliant and conceptually audacious, his work challenges expected boundaries in its investigation of a wide range of subject-matter, from landscape and portraiture to the human form.  

 

Having had an international childhood growing up in India, Peru, Massachusetts and beyond, Luke White started his career in the late 1990s as an assistant fashion-photographer working in Paris, London and New York. His early work, which captured the booming fashion industries of Europe and North America, was inspired by visionaries such as Mario Testino and Deborah Turbeville. 

 

Already established as a commercial photographer by the early 2000s, White began working on portraiture, interiors and architecture. In 2014 he was invited to lecture at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Preparing for these lectures transformed his interest in conceptual work and rekindled a love for the art of photography.

 

Following an artist's residency at Hammersmith's Re:Centre, White has been working on a series of experimental large-format analogue photographs depicting both the human form and the environment.  White's work plays with our contemporary notion of a photograph as the immediate product of a fast process. Whether he has manipulated his images digitally or printed them on an unexpected surface such as ceramic, White's prints are the result of a painstaking and considered process that creates new and engaging resonances. 

 

His recent acclaimed series Solar - created using the solar plate intaglio printing method - was exhibited in London and across the UK in 2020 and 2021.

 

Luke White's work has been published widely: in international magazines, and in numerous books on architecture and design. His portrait photographs have twice been selected for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery