Jeff Blucher continues to define his artistic expression through his own balance of calculation and experimentation. He photographs the world around him with intention, creating images that have meaning, beauty, and thought behind them. He is primarily self-taught.
His work has been featured in several exhibits, including the 2011 Lensbaby "Be Seen in DC" exhibit, the See | Me 2013 “The Story of the Creative” exhibit in New York City, and Life Framer's annual exhibit in London and Switzerland. His piece "Gasworks Calisthenics" was featured in Issue 26 of JPG magazine, and Jeff was selected as the 2011 RAW Photographer of the Year.
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 does his own processing and enjoys spending rainy evenings with a fresh roll of film in the darkroom in his home.
For subject matter, Jeff often chooses natural subjects, and enjoys creating images that show the juxtaposition of man and nature. He is forever enticed by his love of capturing images on film, and his work is characterized by depth, interest, and the hint of story.
He was born in upstate New York’s Saratoga Springs, and then lived in Southern California for several years, he now finds himself at home in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and their two young daughters.
- EXHIBITIONS -
May 2014 - Art Up PhinneyWood artwalk, Greenwood Library, Seattle WA
April 2014 - Life Framer Exhibition, theprintspace, London
April 2014 - Life Framer Pop-up Exhibition, Espace Juraplatz, Switzerland
July 2013 - The Story of the Creative (See|Me),New York NY
December 2012 - VERA Project Art Gallery, Seattle WA
October 2012 - December 2012 - Art on the Ridge, Seattle WA
July 2012 - Downtown LA ArtWalk, Los Angeles CA
July 2012 - First Friday, Bellevue WA
May 2012 - Maple Leaf Art Walk, Seattle WA
April 2012 - Cafe Javasti, Seattle WA
December 2011 - RAW Natural Born Artists, Los Angeles CA
November 2011 - RAW Natural Born Artists, Seattle WA
April 2011 - RAW Natural Born Artists "Unearthed", Seattle WA
March 2011 - VisArts Gallery "Be Seen in DC", Rockville MD
- PUBLICATIONS - (print and online)
May 2014 - Photocrowd, Interview
April 2014 - Life Framer Volume One
October 2013 - Lenscratch, 2013 Toy Camera Exhibition
March 2013 - Lenscratch, 2013 Portrait Exhibition
September 2012 - JPG Magazine, Member of the week
April 2012 - ArtSlant, Artist Watchlist
April 2012 - Raine Magazine
January 2012 - FLUX Magazine
September 2011 - Inspire
May 2011 - JPG Magazine, Issue 26
as well as various contributions to My Green Lake and The Sunbreak local blogs
- CONTESTS & AWARDS -
April - May 2014 - ArtSlant, Showcase Winner (rounds 2 and 3)
February 2014 - Photocrowd, Going off-grid, "Cattelan, Guggenheim" - 1st place
October 2013 - Life Framer, "The Face of the Earth" - Runner up
August 2013 - New York Center for Photographic Arts, "Rural Impressions" - Honorable mention
March - September 2013 - ArtSlant, Showcase Winner (rounds 2, 4, 6, 7, 8)
April 2012 - ArtSlant, Showcase Winner (round 2)
December 2011 - RAW Natural Born Artist "Photographer of the Year" (national)
November 2011 - RAW Natural Born Artist "Seattle Photographer of the Year"
March 2011 - Lensbaby "Be Seen in DC" contest