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Luke Smalley Photography

American, 1955-2009

Luke Smalley was an American artist known for his photographic work, which pairs a coolly minimalist aesthetic with a retro nostalgia. Images from his early career were inspired by fitness manuals and yearbooks c. 1910. This is not surprising, since Smalley graduated with a degree in sports medicine from Pepperdine University and worked for several years as a model and personal trainer. He shot the bulk of his photographs in his home state of Pennsylvania. Smalley used real high school athletes as models, who engaged in unusual, imaginary competitions he conceived, designing and crafting many of the outfits and equipment himself.

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Medicine Ball Front
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 15) Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 16 inches, sheet From the series, "Gymnasium." This photograph is offered by ClampArt, located in New York Cit...
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Parlor Wrestling I
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Stamped and numbered, verso 11 x 14 inches, sheet 5 x 7 inches, image (Edition of 15) 16 x 20 inches, sheet 12 x 15.75 inches, image (Edition of 10) From the ...
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Indian Club I
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Stamped and numbered, verso 11 x 14 inches, sheet 5 x 7 inches, image (Edition of 15) 16 x 20 inches, sheet 11.5 x 16 inches, image (Edition of 15) From the s...
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1990s Other Art Style Luke Smalley Photography

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Untitled (Tattooing)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Laundry
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Untitled (Group Shower)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Swimmers with Masks
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 15) Stamped and numbered on label, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 7 x 5 inches, image From the series, "Gymnasium" This photograph is offered by Clamp...
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1990s Other Art Style Luke Smalley Photography

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Wooden Dumbbells
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Sasha
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 24 x 20 inches (Edition of 10) 40 x 30 inches (Edition of 5) 60 x 50 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Tug of War
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 15) Stamped and numbered, verso 11 x 14 inches, sheet 9 x 12 inches, image From the series, "Gymnasium" This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Early 2000s Other Art Style Luke Smalley Photography

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Dustin, Rowing Machine I
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 15) Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 7 x 5 inches, image From the series, "Gymnasium" This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loca...
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Laps
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Sit-Up
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Parlor Wrestling IV
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 10) Stamped and numbered, verso 16 x 20 inches, sheet 12 x 15.75 inches, image From the series, "Gymnasium" This photograph is offered by ClampArt,...
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1990s Other Art Style Luke Smalley Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Cyclists
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Stamped and numbered, verso 11 x 14 inches, sheet 5 x 7 inches, image (Edition of 15) 16 x 20 inches, sheet 11.5 x 16 inches, image (Edition of 15) From the se...
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Megaphone
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 7 x 5 inches, image (Edition of 15) 20 x 16 inches, sheet (Edition of 10) From the series, "Gymnasium" This ...
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Exercise at Home
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Now What?
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Youth
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 5 x 7 inches, image (Edition of 15) 20 x 16 inches, sheet 12 x 15.75 inches, image (Edition of 10) From the ...
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High School Wrestlers Against Tree
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 10) Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 12 x 9 inches, image From the series, "Gymnasium" This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Break Time
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Untitled (Sunday Drive)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10 + 2 APs) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5 + 1 AP) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, located in New York...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Boating Instruction
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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High School Wrestlers
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in pencil, verso 13.5 x 11 inches, sheet 7 x 5 inches, image (Edition of 15) 24 x 20 inches, sheet 20 x 16 inches, image (Ed...
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Donkey Basketball
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, located in New York City. Please n...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Push Ball
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Head Lock
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 15) Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 7 x 5 inches, image From the series, "Gymnasium" This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loca...
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1990s Other Art Style Luke Smalley Photography

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1st Year Anniversary
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Garage
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 24 x 20 inches (Edition of 10) 40 x 30 inches (Edition of 5) 60 x 50 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Untitled (Floor Cleaning)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Untitled (Window)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Tug of War
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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HD
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 7 x 5 inches, image (Edition of 15) 20 x 16 inches, sheet 15.75 x 12 inches, image (Edition of 10) From the ...
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1990s Other Art Style Luke Smalley Photography

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Rowing Machine
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet (Edition of 15) 20 x 16 inches, sheet (Edition of 10) 24 x 20 inches, sheet (Edition of 10) From the series...
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1990s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Indian Club Portrait III
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 15) Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 5.5 x 4 inches, image From the series, "Gymnasium" This photograph is offered by ClampArt, lo...
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1990s Other Art Style Luke Smalley Photography

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Morning Shower
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Luke Smalley Photography

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Untitled (Visitor)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Untitled (Memories)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Untitled (Make Up)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Digital C-print Stamped and numbered, verso 20 x 24 inches (Edition of 10) 30 x 40 inches (Edition of 5) 50 x 60 inches (Edition of 3) This photograph is offered by ClampArt, loc...
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Acrobat (Football on Feet)
By Luke Smalley
Located in New York, NY
Gelatin silver print (Edition of 15) Stamped and numbered, verso 14 x 11 inches, sheet 4 x 6 inches, image (each) From the series, "Gymnasium" This photograph is offered by ClampAr...
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1990s Other Art Style Luke Smalley Photography

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Silver Gelatin

Luke Smalley photography for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Luke Smalley photography for sale. You can find work that includes elements of orange and other colors if you are browsing the collection of photography to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom. You can also browse art by medium to find Luke Smalley in silver gelatin print, c print and more. Much of this artist's original work was created during the 21st Century and Contemporary, and is mostly associated with the Contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Luke Smalley photography, so small editions measuring 11 inches across are available. Those interested in this artist might also find the works of Joshua Lutz, Charles Lindsay and Burt Glinn. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$1,500 and tops out at US$3,750, while the average work can sell for US$2,500......