Saturday, April 2, 2011

In the Press: 5 Questions with John Bulmer

Five Questions for April 2, 2011: John Bulmer
Published: Saturday, April 02, 2011, Troy Record
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By Danielle Sanzone

John Bulmer is a photographer, designer, and owner of John Bulmer: Photography & New Media Development. Originally from Troy, he attended Troy High School, The College of Saint Rose, and Russell Sage College. He has degrees in art/design and history. He is currently building a house in Saratoga County for his family including his wife, Kristen, and daughter, Ava.

Q: What do you do with the Photography and New Media Development business?

A: I create various visuals for all sorts of applications. As a photographer, I have shot in all sorts of conditions and situations. I shoot weddings, commercial work, mountain bike and road cycling races, portraits, and fine art landscapes. As a new media designer, I work in all aspects of Web page creation, and brand development. My roles as designer and photographer often overlap. That's the fun part. It's very satisfying having the capability to integrate my photography into compelling, successful design. I started my business in 1999 and I'm located in Saratoga County.

Q: Any favorite projects thus far?

A: I love everything about photography. Life is never boring with a camera nearby. But, my favorite photo project so far is getting the cover of the February 2011 issue of the New York State Conservationist for the Year of Forests. For design, I often work with a film director from Colorado designing materials for his climbing and mountaineering documentaries. On both counts, it's a pleasure to be able to integrate the things I love into my work life.

Q: What is included in the New Media Development aspect?

A: Developing new ways to use traditional visuals. This often includes social media like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. My Web site is

Q: Hobbies?

A: Reading, running, hiking, blogging, photography, cycling.

Q: If you had to pick between a keg and eggs, what would you pick?

A: I have been a vegan since 1990 and enjoy craft beer. So, keg all the way.

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