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 found photography later in life.
Whether it's a studio portrait or a travel memory, my passion has always been for monochrome. 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.
If I'm in the studio I draw heavily on this rich monochrome heritage. Timeless scenes, and beautiful women, elegantly portrayed. For some these days this is no longer art, but I hope all would agree there is artisanship nonetheless.
Like many fellow photographers who get 'the bug' I am always looking at ways to push my work and make my passion pay for itself. I have achieved Associate status in the Royal Photographic Society, but I no longer maintain a membership in that organisation.
I support my work by offering portraits and tuition. I volunteer my time for photography to several charities.