AD 8 | Luke Gilford
"Art Meets Technology + Transhumanism"

Luke Gilford is a photographer and filmmaker from Santa Cruz, CA and currently based in Venice Beach.  Luke graduated from UCLA in 2008 and since then, his photography and films have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world - including MoMA in New York City and FOAM in Amsterdam.

It was a 4 year long photography project documenting his friend's gender transition that inspired Luke to start telling stories with films.  Luke's first film project was directing David Lynch for a dreamlike short for Dom Perignon.  Soon after, Luke directed The Future of Flesh, a short featuring Prada's Spring 2014 Spring collection, which included Jane Fonda in its voice over.  The project received critical acclaim and led Luke to develop his ideas further, writing and directing his first narrative film, Connected, starring Pamela Anderson and Dree Hemingway (and again featuring Jane Fonda).  

Luke's work has been published in The New York Times, Dazed & Confused, V Magazine, and GQ Style.

Posted 10.12.2015


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino