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Rising Stars: Meet John Tucker

Today we’d like to introduce you to John Tucker.

Hi John, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I am an inspiring photographer based in Los Angeles and Houston Texas. So basically how I first started doing photography was me taking a class in Highschool which I really didn’t care about because it’s was just an extra credit class also actually failed that class because I was never paying attention, but somehow after high school, I just didn’t know what to do because I wasn’t book smart so I didn’t want to go to college. One Christmas my sister gave me $100 cash for Christmas and something just told me to go to eBay and buy a camera so I bought this used Nikon d3000 which wasn’t the best camera at all to use but I started just practicing with it and looking at YouTube videos just trying to learn how to do photography so basically I fell in love with it. So one day my sister asked me what I really wanted to do if I want to go to college or I want to take off with my craft but I would get kicked out if I chose my craft so I chose my craft and decided to go couch hop with all my friends it’s wasn’t easy at the time cuz I was broke and no hope, I chose something I fell in love hoping it would work out for me but I started getting motivated with my photography. I kept doing free photoshoots practicing trying to get my name out there and also I learned a lot about marketing while doing photography but at the end, everything paid off and I turned what I love into a career of course sometimes it’s hard because you never know when your next client is going to come I struggled my way to where I am at right now and it’s all paid off well for me. I just never gave up on my myself.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The struggles I had coming up was me being homeless, facing my anxiety as an artist, also losing friends and trust in people because I got taken advantage of, but I still got blessed along the way.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
My name is John Tucker and i am a photographer and with photography I specialize in everything but I am more known from my creatively with models I work with and what I am most proud of is I never gave up on my self even at my lowest point. And what makes me apart from others is I am a rockstar photographer I love to bring the party vibes, my style is different and also I bring my personality into my art.

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
One thing I learned was I had to appreciate everything I had and I should be ready for the unexpected situations.

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: @johntucker990

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