Standard Goods Featured Artist: Luke Springer

Join Standard Goods Thursday September 8th for Capitol Hill Art Walk. In an exhibit entitled WANDERLUST, featuring two Seattle based photographers. We sat down with Seattle Designer and Photographer Luke Springer to learn more about him and his photography.  

Luke Springer is an industrial designer and photographer. This series of snapshots from his time spent in Italy highlight his training in photojournalism and love for capturing moments in time. His love of the outdoors, science, and all things technical can be seen in his long exposure work to capture not only moments in time, but moments in space. Luke loves to travel, and his work includes U.S. National Parks, Germany, Italy and beyond.

Hello, tell me a little about yourself.  Where are you from?  How long have you been living in Seattle? What do you love about living here?

I grew up in a small town outside of Portland. Living away from the city naturally made me curious and love the outdoors. As I grew older and found a love for photography, this curiosity pushed me to explore the capabilities of capturing light with the camera, and doing so in some very remote places. Seattle is where I went to school, and it's always felt like home. I love sipping great coffee on a cloudy day... It's what Seattle is all about, right?

What's one of your favorite experiences as a photographer?

 As Photo Editor of the University of Washington’s student newspaper, I had the pleasure of photographing President Obama when he was in town for a rally

In three words describe what you will be sharing during the "Wanderlust" art show coming up this Thursday at Standard Goods:

Journeys in exposure

What kind of feelings does photography give you as an artist?

Photography is a way for me to not only capture a moment in time, but with long exposures, capture something that can’t be seen by the human eye. I like to think of the camera as a tool to see more than what meets the eye.

What figures in the art world influence or inspire you and why?

I'm inspired by all sorts of designers mostly. I have a passion for minimalism and I think that comes through in my photography. I try to keep composition very clean and simple, and focus on the light. 

What are you excited about in this art show, "Wanderlust"?

I haven’t shared my work with many people, so I’m most excited to hear what people have to say about it.

 If you could choose any person from any time to come to this show, who would it be and why?

 I would invite Adam Magyar. He's an incredibly talented and experimental photographer living in Germany. I'm inspired by his scientific approach to photography and thinking of an image as capturing pixels with a sensor. He's obsessed, he even builds and programs his own digital imagers to do things nobody else is doing. 

What is a place you have been wanting to shoot at and why?

 Antelope Canyon in the American Southwest. The canyons have been carved out by floods over thousands of years and there really isn’t another place like it. It looks like an alien planet, and I’d love to do some long exposures there.

If you could share or give advice to an aspiring photographer, what would you tell them?

Don’t focus on having a style… shoot whatever you find interesting, and however you like. Once you get comfortable doing that, your personality will shine through.

Thank you for your time,  If you would like us to add or share anything else, like social media/website/portfolio in behalf of your photography:

Heres my website: www.lukespringer.com and my instagram @springerl 

Standard Goods Featured Artist: Luke Springer

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