J & J Digital LLC

Fine Art, Custom Printing, Training

J & J Digital LLC showcases the creative photographic work of Jeff and Jennifer Lackey. Combining their career experience as a software engineer and healthcare executive, the couple partnered to form J & J Digital  in 2013. Both accomplished photographers share a passion for their art which they pair with their love of travel.  J & J Digital specializes in original fine art photography, custom printing services, and digital creativity training  

J&J Art at St. Joseph Hospital(s)

J&J Digital has recently sold works to Kentucky One Health St. Joseph Hospital via LexArts whose Call for Art provides local artists with opportunities locally, regionally and beyond.

In the first call for 2016 J&J Digital had two large 24x36 inch canvases selected:

  • Serenity Pool (Jeff) Water finds its was through some large boulders above Skinny Dip Falls to create this serene pool scene.  This work is displayed in the Orthopedics area of St. Joseph Hospital off of Harrodsburg Rd.
  • Quiet Retreat (Jennifer) A brilliant green reflecting pool just below Skinny Dip Falls.   This work is displayed at St. Joseph Hospital - East on N. Eagle Creek Drive.

In the second call for 2016 J&J had three framed 17x22 inch double matted prints selected by St. Joseph Hospital East.  These smaller works will be displayed in clinic and patient room areas.

  • Sunburst Falls II (Jeff) A mystical waterfall located at the bottom of a fifty foot scramble from one of the historic stone bridges on Route 215 near the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Autumn's Course II (Jennifer) Colorful fall scene from Court House Creek about a quarter mile from the Falls just south of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Saffron Blaze (Jennifer) An exquisite macro work of color and detail.  Shot at the University of Kentucky Arboretum.  This image was also recently awarded Best Color in the Creative Camera Club's 45th Annual Print Show and Exhibition.

Photographer's of the Year Announced

The Photographer of the Year Awards were announced at the Creative Camera Club meeting on on February 18th.  The Photographer of the Year are awarded for the highest point totals from the club's Monthly and Print Show competitions.  This years winners included

  • Beginner Black and White - Claudia Banahan
  • Beginner Color - Tom Banahan
  • Intermediate Black and White - Terry Bailey
  • Intermediate Color - Terry Baily
  • Advanced Black and White - Roger Ballard
  • Advanced Color - Jeff Lackey

 

 

Creative Camera Club Print Show and Exhibition

I am recovering from some minor surgery and have some time to catch up on a few things.  I thought I would post some much overdue blog posts from a few of our photographic endeavors earlier this year.

Starting in January was the highlight exhibition of the year: the Creative Camera Club's 45th Annual Print Show and Exhibition which was held at the City Gallery of the Downtown Arts Center.  We had over 170 competitive prints on exhibition as well as over a dozen exhibition prints.  The prints were judged and critiqued by an independent panel of judges and also received awards from the club membership as well as the general public at the Gallery Hop and Opening Reception on January 15th.

Jennifer and I were humbled and honored with several awards.  

  • Jeff was awarded a Third Place in the Color Wild Card Category, entitled Happy Hour.
  • Jennifer's Color Flora entry, Saffron Blaze, received a Club's Choice award and Best Color from the judges
  • Jeff's entry in the Color Architecture category, At the Cathedral, also received a Club's Choice and was award the Best of Show award from the judges.
  • Jennifer's exhibition entry, Last Light on Half Dome II, a 24x36 gallery wrapped canvas print received a People's Choice  Honorable Mention award in the Color Exhibition class
  • Jeff's exhibition entry, Petroblaze, a 24x36 gallery wrapped canvas print received a People's Choice  First Place award in the Color Exhibition class.

J&J also printed a handful of member prints from the show, many of which won awards as well:  Lana Yeary won First Place in Color Abstract, Second Place in Color Fauna, and Honorable Mention in Color Portrait.  Lori Rivera won Third Place in Color Flora.

Dry Mounting Available Now from J&J

We are pleased to announce that our dry mounting service is now available at J & J Digital.  Dry mounting is a permenant mounting process where art is attached to a mounting substrate such as foam for or fine art board.  Whether it be dry mounting, wrapped canvas finishing or double mounted framed prints, J & J has the tools and experience to meet your needs.

J & J customer, Matt Cooper, said "These are awesome!  They were thrilled!" in reaction to his recent delivery of dry mounted images from the NASA archives for his sons' room.  Here's a few images of the works.

Big Changes Coming

We are in the process of opening our website up for e-commerce.  Our store will soon offer a wide variety of original prints and canvases in multiple sizes for purchase directly from the site.  Stay tuned...

Join Us in Midway!

Join J & J Digital for Artsplosion@Kennydid in Midway on May 17-18!  Artsplosion is a special two-day event featuring selected works from outside artists who are exhibiting their best works at Kennydid Gallery.  See works by Jeff and Jennifer along with a new abstract triptych by the both of us!  For a sneak peak see our home page.

Workshop Announcement: It's All About The Print

If you’re struggling to get a decent print - we can help.  This workshop is designed to teach you the details of digital printing.  We’ll help you take your printing to the next level with insights into color management, artistic considerations and practical how-to’s for both Photoshop and Lightroom.

J & J Digital in conjunction with John Snell Photography and the Lexington School of Photography are pleased to offer their digital printing workshop "Its All About The Print".  The all day event is offered on Saturday May 31, at Three O Studio. 

 



Printing Workshop Tonight

Please join me this evening where I will conduct a Digital Printing Workshop at the First Thursday meeting of the Creative Camera Club.  This workshop will help you

  • Get the best prints for your digital images
  • Gain the know-how to begin printing your own images
  • Avoid common printing pitfalls

The workshop is free to current club members.  Non-Members are welcome for a $25 fee.  Topics include:

  • Digital and fine art printing explained
  • Digital Printers used for photography
  • Color Management in Photoshop and Lightroom
  • Print Profiles & Soft Proofing
  • Using the Print Driver
  • Managed Printing from Applications

In addition to tonight’s free workshop, J&J Digital plans to offer a full day hands-on printing workshop in the future which will go into much greater detail and cover many additional topics.

Website Open

The domain now points to our new web site.  While the site itself is still very much a work in progress we are now officially open for business.  Be sure to check back here for our latest news and information.