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.