My continued story of growing as a photographer and artist
I have always been interested in art and creating or building things. I loved building with LEGO when I was young and I was always drawing. Then after high school I went for quite a while not really doing anything artistic while I started my life and my career. After about 15 years, I got back into building with LEGO. I loved creating realistic structures out of the brick and it satisfied my creativity. Soon after getting into LEGO I decided I needed to be able to take decent photos of my creations. I quickly learned that taking photos of shiny, plastic objects is not that easy. So I had to figure out how to do it and there began my love for photography.
After a few years, my priorities changed and I found myself not really building with LEGO as much. I did continue to take pictures. I didn’t really grow as a photographer very quickly because I just didn’t have the time to devote to it due to family and work. It was just a hobby and I had to squeeze it in when I could.
The last couple of years I have decided to take it up a notch and see what I could do. I am definitely getting better, but I still have a lot to learn.
A year ago I decided I finally needed to share my photography with more than just myself! Up until then very few people saw my work. I became very active on Instagram and more active on Flickr than what I previously had been. It definitely helped me get better. Then this year (2016) I created a Facebook page to be able to share my photography with even more people.
My store is called John Bucy Photo and Art because my goal is to eventually expand beyond just photography. I am learning Photoshop and my goal is to be able to combine my photography with Photoshop to create something new and unique that is more art than photograph.
In December 2015, for first time, I tried to sell my art at an Arts and Craft fair. It was the first time that I really printed any of my photos that weren’t of family. I have to say that I love seeing my work in print and I had a pretty good experience at the Arts and Craft fair and I quickly decided that I wanted to do more, which led me to opening this shop .
This is all a work in process for me but it is something that I am very excited to be doing.