ANTHONY MEIER – ART DEALER

Anthony Meier - Art Dealer

A last look back at one of my favorite assignments from last year – creating a series of VIP portraits for the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The list of artists, donors, curators, and politicians present was truly astounding, but rather than flood my blog with so many varied images from the same assignment, I have been featuring just a few of my favorite highlights from the collection. My final selection from this diverse series of portraits features Anthony Meier – an art dealer based in San Francisco. His company, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, represents a broad spectrum of artists including Janine Antoni and Jim Hodges. Both of whom were also photographed as part of this gala event.

You can also view past blog posts about this series – Check out these portraits of Florian Reither and Jim Hodges

Luke and Rhylan

Luke and Rhylan

Another entry in my ever growing archive of embarrassing childhood photos that relatives have shared with me over the years – this time courtesy of my Uncle Dave. This is my cousin Rhylan (shorter – khaki outfit) and myself (taller  – velcro shoes) in, I assume, Boca Raton FL sometime in the mid-eighties.

I do not know where my eyes are or why my shorts are unbuttoned, but I am glad to say that the rest of my body has caught up with my monsterous planetoid of a head.


Luke Copping Photography's Horrible Jingle – October 2011

Luke Copping Rocks out to His New Horrible Jingle

Luke Copping Rocks out to His New Horrible Jingle

The mad genius responsible for Horriblejingles.com has crafted a new nightmare jingle for me, just in time for Halloween. This is the second terror inducing sonic laugh riot crafted for Luke Copping Photography, You can check out our first jingle here, it was so addictive and strange that me and my friends still occasionally get it stuck in our hands and are heard wandering around the city humming it.

horrible-jingles-lukecoppingphotography by horriblejingles.com

The College Years Part One – Ice

Ice bulb in ice from the college years

Inspired by my friend from college Douglas Sonders, I’ve recently been digging through a bunch of old drives that I have not looked at since I graduated from RIT in 2003. In the process I have unearthed a lot of old work: some embarrassing stuff, some not so bad, and some just plain unusual. I’ll be bringing you some collections of this work over the coming weeks. The first of these series is from my senior year. One of my projects throughout that period found me somewhat obsessed with photographing various objects that I had frozen in ice. It was a growing experiment that did not start out so well due to problems with really cloudy ice. But with research and practice, I got pretty good at the process of making ice, which helped to improve the results of the images greatly. I froze everything, grooming tools, kitchen utensils, flowers, glass, figurines, fishing gear, and more. I’ll be on the lookout in case I come across any other images from this series to share. I would love for more artists to share the fruits of their early labors; do you know where your old work is?

Flower frozen in ice from the college years

pink Flowers in ice from the college years

Flower in ice from the college years

Lure in ice from the college years

Nail Clipper in ice from the college years

The Archive of Embarrassment – I Have the Same Hairline Now

The Archive of Embarrassment is a collection of outtakes, personal photos, light tests, and self portraits that amuse me, mainly because they are a terrible and hillarious embarrassment for me or the people in them.

Photographer Luke Copping as a child

1. This chair makes an appearance in several shots of me 2. I look like The Leader from The Incredible Hulk 3. Did someone cut my hair this way? or was a losing it at a young age

The Archive of Embarrassment – Prince Valiant Rides Again

The Archive of Embarrassment is a collection of outtakes, personal photos, light tests, and self portraits that amuse me, mainly because they are a terrible and hillarious embarrassment for me or the people in them.

Downtime on a production a couple months ago. Hairstylist extraordinaire Linh Nguyen had this wig ready to go for a shot later in the day. Some might say it looks a little TOO good on me.

The Archive of Embarrassment – A Flair for Drama

The Archive of Embarrassment is a collection of outtakes, personal photos, light tests, and self portraits that amuse me, mainly because they are a terrible and hillarious embarrassment for me or the people in them.

Luke Copping - Photographic and Theatrical genius

Again proving that I look absolutely terrified or traumatized in every childhood photo. I should have won an oscar for this performance. I think we should have some sort of caption contest for this one in the comments.

The Archive of Embarrassment – Childhood Edition

The Archive of Embarrassment is a collection of outtakes, personal photos, light tests, and self portraits that amuse me. Mainly because they are a terrible and hillarious embarrassment for me or the people in them.

Luke Copping - circa 1984

On a recent trip to my parents house, the photo album inevitably came out to show my girlfriend all the worst moments of my childhood. This one is personal favorite of mine, illustrating that even as a toddler I had mad hipster style.

© 1984 – My Dad