My name is John Tuckey. I was born in 1973 and I'm an art college dropout who fell into a career in IT and then finally found photography much later in life, around 2012.
Like many fellow photographers who get 'the bug', I spent several years (2014-17) trying to push my work commercially to make my passion pay for itself.
Like many others I hit brick wall after brick wall, and in the end I stepped back from that goal, ce la vie! Most of my vintage themed and model based work is from that time. These days my photography is more about personal travels and memories, and volunteer work for public bodies and charities that I support. I have achieved Associate status in the Royal Photographic Society, but I do not maintain a membership.
My obsession with monochrome has endured though. Whether it's an RKO radio classic film, an old Pathe Newsreel, or an old copy of 'LIFE', I've always been fascinated by the world seen in black and white. I've always drawn heavily on this rich monochrome heritage. Dramatic Landscapes or Timeless scenes, and beautiful women, elegantly portrayed.
Clearly, for most these days this is no longer art, but I hope all would agree there is artisanship nonetheless.