........Alicia Bock photography. I will be featuring fellow Etsyian artists/designers regularly, since there are so many wonderfully creative people there. Here are some examples of her amazing photography...
titled 'Little Garden'
Alicia is a self-taught photographer in search of light and shadows, pretty things in pink, the feeling of the ocean, and a blue moon. Her inspiration is found in the simple, beautiful moments of our everyday life.
Here is an interview with the lovely Alicia:
Q. Where were you born? And live now?
A. I was born in Holland, Michigan. Now, I live in Lansing, our capital city.
Q. What is your marital status? pets? children?
A. Married, 2 kids, 1 cat (though he needs a friend, so we will hopefully be adding another cat soon.)
Q. How long have you been doing your designs?
A. About 3 1/2 years...
I picked up my camera again after my daughter was born, after about 6 months of only taking pictures of her I decided we had way too many baby pictures, and I need to move on to other subjects.
Q. Why do you love your craft?
A. I have tried so many different things, and have always gotten bored. But, with photography I never am. I really feel like this is what I was meant to do. I love that there are so many choices, and different areas to experiment.
Q. What /Who are your inspirations?
A. My mom has a huge Clyde Butcher photograph that takes up most of her living room. I love getting lost in its details. But, I am equally captivated by my grandma's old polaroids, and the fabulous new photographs I see on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/) everyday.
Q. What would you like to do 5 years from now?
A. Hopefully, the same as I am doing now, but on a bigger scale. As soon as my kids are in school full time I hope to branch out into more galleries, and I'd really like to start doing more children/family portrait sessions.
Most of all I hope to be doing this all from one of Michigan's little beachside towns. Being in the middle of the state without water, does not suit me well.
Q. What are your interests and other hobbies?
A. I love to travel, and work in our garden with the kids.
Q. Would you rather shop for clothes/accessories/shoes or decorate and shop for your home
A. Such a hard choice, but right now I am lusting after a few pairs of red patent leather shoes, and some new springy dresses.
Q. Do you love to listen to music while you work? What do you like to listen to?
A. I really think and work best if its quiet. If I am outside, the sounds of the world around me are calming. And, if I am working from home the kids are a source of constant noise. When they are finally napping I love how silent and still things are. And, I know my husband (a total music addict) will have something playing the second he gets home.
Q. Favorite foods/drinks?
A. Chinese and a cold beer. Yummmm.
Q. Dog or cat person?
Visit her blog at:
Additional photos on flickr are also available as fine art prints:
Thank-you Alicia, for sharing your story!
I will be featuring more Etsy Artists soon... If you want to see more of Alicia's photography, please have a look at her Etsy shop here.