Luke Evans (2008-2010)
As a teenager Luke was interested in becoming a contemporary dancer, and after completing his A-Levels, moved to Berlin.
He became interested in image making and wanted a degree that combined practical skills and conceptual thinking, this led him onto the Kingston University Graphic Design and Photography course.
At the end of the first year, Luke was approached by the Saatchi Gallery who wanted to purchase his work. The project ‘Inside out’ featured him swallowing some 35mm film, developing it and blowing it up. Overnight, the work was causing a great debate on the Internet, with one Brazilian news website the story had six million views.
You can see more of his ‘Inside out’ project here: http://www.channel4.com/news/digestive-art-swallowing-your-pride
This was a huge moment for Luke as he realised people were interested in his work. He built up a following via his website where he closely monitored Google analytics to track his audience type.
After working in London with several brands and magazines like The Gourmand on commissioned projects, Luke decided to move back to rural Herefordshire in March 2015 to open up his own Studio.
To date, Luke has won many awards any young creative would dream of including the prestigious D&AD Yellow Pencil. His work has also been exhibited all over the world including areas such as; China, USA, Germany, Paris, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand to name but a few.
You can view his work at: http://luk-e.com
Photo credit: Lulu Ash
Image and article info taken from: http://www.itsnicethat.com/features/luke-evans