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Luke Stephenson: Santas in their grottos

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Photography: Luke Stephenson photographs Santa impersonators in their grottos

It’s not too early for Christmas posts, right? Great! What better way than to kick off the festive season of Christmastide content than with photographer Luke Stephenson and his portraits of Santa impersonators. Stepping into the grotto of as many Santas as he could find, Luke photographed them in an honest format to show off who they really are: normal men doing a job. In this series we are allowed to peer behind the nylon beard and the non-prescription glasses and check out the man beneath. How funny to realise that the shopping centre Santa we thought was Saint Nick himself is just a guy that looks like one of your friend’s dads. Such a great project. A big round of applause for you Luke Stephenson!

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