Luke Austin is an emerging artist residing in Los Angeles, California. His work explores beauty and the male “gaze” within the context of contemporary portraiture. Austin got his start through the use of Instagram and built up a large following for his work. His models are most commonly people that he finds on the app, most of whom are normal, every-day people. As such, Austin’s works are captures of intimate, emotionally visceral moments that he shares with the subject. Austin’s work has been exhibited in multiple solo-exhibitions in both New York and Sydney, Australia and has published a series of limited edition zines (Mini Beau Books) and recently released a full-length photo book titled, “Beau Book”.