Historical & Natural World Photography
By Luke R. Greer
Raised in the Civil War borderlands of Loudoun County, Virginia,
Luke Greer began his research and photography work to preserve the landscapes, stories, and collective history of the rapidly vanishing rural lifestyle. His historically based black and white photography is currently focused regionally from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to Richmond, Virginia and throughout the Shenandoah Valley.
Rehabilitating orphaned and injured wildlife in his family home since early childhood has instilled a passion for natural world conservation. This is reflected through his Everglades photography. This personal connection with wildlife is the reason he chooses to work with lenses 300mm or less at an average distance of 15 feet. This participatory method requires careful personal interaction with the subject, resulting in the desired direct eye contact for the shot.
Whether it be historical locations, endangered landscapes, wildlife, or vanishing local culture, there is a story to be told. Greer captures and accentuates something essential and fascinating in each photograph, that he has the unique ability to recognize based on extensive research and experience.
A collector and conservator of antique prints, his historical work pays homage to the photographic styles used from the 1860's through the early 1900's juxtaposed with modern digital practices. He finds his inspiration in photographers who passionately invested themselves in the adventure of their work such as Edward S. Curtis, Alexander Gardner, Julian Dimock & Eddie Adams.
Greer's fine art photographic prints, civil war era colorization canvases, and limited edition black and white images can be found at select galleries such as Vema - Veron Ennis Moden Art
and a variety of upcoming events. Prints are also available online through this website.