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With increasing access to technology on a consumer level, specifically recording technology, the ability to capture moments has never been easier. How do we distinguish between which moments to share and which are better left undocumented? I am convinced that the answer to this will always be changing as technology continues to evolve, as does our reliance on it. 

I have realized that what I am drawn to in my work are moments of challenge and of growth. Moments that show a person seeing something or experiencing something that they never have before. Moments that will change the trajectory of a person’s work or of their life. 

These moments manifest themselves through research, education, persistence, and opportunity: biking across the country; discovering a new species; seeing the ocean floor for the first time; rebuilding from a hurricane; experiencing grief.

I continue to explore the boundaries of documenting people’s lives, how to share this, and where. I am always happy to discuss my work and where it has taken me, and where it may take me.  

E-Mail: lukemaddenphotography@gmail.com


Education: 

College of the Atlantic (class of '12)

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (class of '10)