Visual Arts

Artists Seen: Luke Copping

by / Jun. 15, 2016 3am EST

Luke Copping is a commercial and editorial portrait photographer. Born in Brampton, Ontario, he moved to Buffalo with his family in the mid-1990s. He studied advertising photography at RIT and graduated in 2003. Copping’s work has been used by clients around the nation, including Forbes Magazine, the Albright-Knox, NBC Sports, ADWEEK, and Golf Digest. The American Society of Media Photographers named him one of their best photographers of both 2011 and 2015.

Copping notes, “A lot of my recent work focuses on the creatives and entrepreneurs who are busting their asses to make this Rust Belt city great again…I believe that photography is more than just a technical exercise, but a synthesis of vision, moment, process, and insight that illustrates and amplifies something about the subject they may not have even known was there.” For more information on his work, visit

Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century is an ongoing project by photographer David Moog in partnership with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Moog has set out to make portraits of every self-identified working artist and arts professional in Western New York. To be included in the project, call David Moog directly at 716-472-6721 or contact the center at 716-878-4131. Artists working in all media are welcome; visit for more information.