“Things that I see.”
Refreshingly unpretentious, the description on Luke Saxon’s popular Instagram account belies the sophistication of his vision. He may be influenced by acknowledged masters of colour – William Eggleston, Stephen Shore, Martin Parr – but this young artist has already found his own way of seeing.
Often in small towns and always exploring the everyday, Saxon’s quiet photographs find beauty in the quotidian. Often gently humorous, they are nonetheless warm and without condescension. Stylistically, there is something very British about Luke’s work which runs far beyond the fact that he makes most of it in his native Rochdale and other northern towns.
Luke has a degree in photography from the University of Central Lancashire. His work has been shown widely, including at Touchstones Rochdale, The Whitworth in Manchester, The Fishing Quarter Gallery in Brighton and The Photographers’ Gallery in London.