Lucie Wicker - one of our Boston Handmade crafters on the blog today! I can’t wait to see what she brings to the BBB!
Hi there! First things first: What’s your name, what’s your business name, where are you from, and where are you currently located/crafting?
My name is Lucie Wicker, my business is Lucie Wicker Photography (super original, no??). I grew up in Jamaica Plain and I now live/work in the North End.
How did you get your start? Please tell us a little bit about how your business went from an idea to what is is today.
I had always done photography as a hobby, ever since taking a black & white darkroom class in high school. I minored in Photojournalism in college and then sold my prints in local art fairs in Boston. Last year I quit my full-time job to go back to school for commercial photography. Since graduating in Sept 2011, I’ve been shooting full-time. I specialize in fitness and product photography and I love working with small business owners like my fellow BazBiz participants!
What inspires you the most to create?
Surrounding myself with creative people! All of my friends working on photo shoots, members of creative groups I belong to (like Boston Handmade and Design Salon), going to presentations given by creative entrepreneurs, collaboration of any kind- I always wind up feeling inspired and recharged.
What are your favorite materials to work with?
Paper! Handmade and recycled especially.
Do you have a favorite color palette?
I am pretty fond of blues- the cooler the better. I love deep, dark tones.
Who are some of your favorite indie artist/crafters and why do you love them?
Too many to list here! One of my favs is Laura Collins of Pansy Maiden. Not only is her work fantastic but she has found a way to translate her personal beliefs into her business model which I find inspiring.
Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business? (Nothing TOP-SECRET, of course!)
I’ve been doing a lot more night photography involving long exposures. They take patience but they look so different and interesting each time.
What are some other things you like to do when you are not busy making awesome stuff?
I enjoy trying out new restaurants, watching documentaries about sharks, going to Red Sox games, and watching my beagle do funny things.
What are the top 3 reasons someone shopping at the BBB 2012 should be sure to stop by your table?
1. Love Boston or shopping for someone who does? Most of my items are directly influenced by our fair city.
2. My items are generally pretty small- perfect for little gifties.
3. I will have new things that are not yet available in my online shop.
Where do you (craft) work?
In my home office in the North End and in my studio in the South End.
What is your favorite mythical beast and what do you think their favorite crafty past time is?
I’ll go with Pegasus, the winged horse. I think they’d enjoy making flowered garlands.
Thanks to Lucie we all get to see the outrageously awesome and perfect photo of Lady Dye seen here. So thanks for that, and for being a BBB vendor this year!