Artist Spotlight: luke kurtis

self-portrait by luke kurtis


i think of myself as a composer in disguise as a poet posing as a photographer. the pictures i create are driven by my love of music and sound. the rhythm and cadence of the written word gives birth to the song in my camera. i see images as poems, words as sound: everything is part of everything else. my work is a continuous, unfinished performance. dance music is like the heart beat. i grew up on a farm but now i live in the city. i have reclusive tendencies. everything is sacred. all is one. love.

luke’s photos are featured in I Voted for Biddy Schumacher: Mismatched Tales from the Mind of Brian Centrone. Visit him at