Luke Archer Photography

I have recently relocated from Bristol to Hertfordshire. Inheritance remains my current long-term project. In 2011 I was nominated for Black and White Magazines under 30’s Photographer of the Year. I was the joint winner of the 2011 South West Graduate Photography Prize. I have exhibited extensively in Bristol as part of the 2010 and 2012 Bristol Festival of Photography as well as the 2011 Royal West of England Academy’s Open Photography. My portrait of the Marquess of Bath is held in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. The book version of Inheritance was displayed at Ffotogallery’s Book Arts Fayre 2012. I joined the Vignette Magazine team in winter 2011 and I am now features editor.
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Earl Ferrers 1929-2012

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For sometime I had been trying to arrange a sitting with Lord Ferrers, unfortunately this week he passed away aged 86. I never met or spoke to him but  I was looking foward to photographing him, from all accounts he was as a well respected peer with a keen sense of humour.He was held in such high regard that when the 1999 Reform Act was passed and 92 peers were elected by their contemporaries to remain, Ferrers topped the poll.

His obiturary can be read on several websites:

Telegraph

New Statesman

The Independent  

The Daily Mail has also seralised part of his autobiorgraphy ‘ What Ever Next?’ here Ferrers recalls a trip to the Play boy club.

copyright Daily Mail

Strangely this is not the first time I have tried to arrange a sitting with someone who has then died, I narrowly missed a sitting with the last Lord Kitchener. Perhaps this is an occupational hazard with this project…