Jeff Blucher was born in Upstate New York’s, Saratoga Springs, has lived in Southern California for several years, but now finds himself at home in Seattle, Washington.Primarily self-taught, Jeff continues to define his artist expression through his own balance of calculation and experimentation. He photographs the world around him with intention, creating images with meaning, beauty, and thought behind them. Jeff enjoys using a variety of cameras and techniques, both film and digital, and has a love for the surprising nuances that can be found in a vintage camera, or even a plastic “toy” camera.He often spends Seattle’s raining evenings processing a fresh roll of film in the basement of his home, forever enticed by his love of capturing an image on film. If you live in the Seattle area, you might come across Jeff out on a day trip with his wife and two daughters, exploring forests, coast, mountains, small villages, and big cities, with at least one camera in hand. He and his family hold a deep fondness for these little trips, and the youngest of their family calls this going on a “picture take”.
Work Details -
- December 2011 – RAW Natural Born Artists | Photographer of the Year 2011: Awarded “Photographer of the Year” in the national competition.
- November 2011 – RAW Natural Born Artists| Seattle Photographer of the Year: Voted “Photographer of the Year” in the city semi-finals.
- September 2011 – Inspire | Photographers@Microsoft: “Koi Pond No.1” was published in support of United Way Worldwide. (http://www.photographersatmicrosoft.com/)
- May 2011 – JPG Magazine (Issue 26): My piece “Gasworks Calisthenics” was chosen and published in issue 26 (online and print) as part of the “Social Circles” featured theme.
- April 2011 – RAW Natural Born Artists “Unearthed”: I participated in the Seattle artists showcase and exhibited five pieces.
- March 2011 – Be Seen in DC: My piece “Green Lake November, No. 3” was chosen as part of a Lensbaby (www.lensbaby.com) contest and exhibited at at the VisArts gallery in Rockville MD with the Washington School of Photography.