Luke has been taking photos ever since he started stealing his sister's camera when he was 12, taking it along with him on his nature walks. Being able to show people that the azure dot on the screen was indeed a kingfisher, instead of just telling them about it, sparked his passion for storytelling through imagery.
From the Spanish mountains searching for the Iberian lynx, to the backstreets of Delhi photographing black kites. Luke loves experiencing different cultures & places, meeting the people on the ground making a difference and living alongside incredible species.
Luke hopes his work can be used as a tool to educate and inspire, showing people species close to home and further afield.
'We shan't save all we should like to, but we shall save a great deal more than if we had never tried.' - Sir Peter Scott
Luke was awarded the accolade of Young Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 in June and was also a winner in 2016's prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards in the Urban Wildlife category with his image 'Kite Flying'. He also won the Wildlife category in Travel Photographer of the Year 2016 and was Highly Commended in the Birds category of GDT European Wildlife Photographer of the Year. He also had a photo in the People's Choice Category in Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017.
Described by naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham;
'Luke Massey is an exceptional young man. This is not a remark I make glibly, there are few people of his age with his skill set, capabilities and energies. At the core of this is his ability as a naturalist, an instinctive curiosity and passion for everything that snarls, slithers, stings or slimes. And this deep affinity also manifests a determined desire to effect positive and pro-active conservation.'
Luke is available for commissions and events all around the world. Feel free to contact me.