Lane Bond Biography
Lane Bond grew up in Big Spring, graduating from Big Spring High School in 1952. He went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hardin-Simmons University, then a Master of Divinity degree from SW Bapt. Theological Seminary. He returned to Big Spring in 1998 to marry a childhood friend, Janice Boardman Rosson, who was later taken by cancer in 2008.
While in high school, Lane used the family Kodak Brownie to take pictures of this area, of school scenes, friends, pets, or whatever he saw of interest. He even developed his own film in the family bathroom with a minimum of equipment. So his interest in photography developed early. For twelve years after graduation, he took few pictures, pre-occupied with getting 7 academic years crowded into 12 calendar years, but also getting married, having two children, supporting himself and the family with the help of his wife, while serving churches in a part-time capacity.
During the next 18 years he continued to serve part-time churches and ran a contracting business to support that work. Photography was still minimal. A divorce at that time caused another course change in his life, and he resumed doing amateur point-and-shoot photography as a hobby. He took up country-western dancing, and began to take lots of pictures of friends in the dancing community, at dances and social occasions. When he closed his business and moved back to Big Spring, he began to photograph the scenes of his childhood, many of which are pictured on the walls around you now.
He went digital in 1999, and was soon selling some of the pictures of the area scenes. He became a fixture at community events, seeming always to have a camera strapped around his neck. He has been photographing the Kountry Kids, the Fair Queens, the exhibits and the animals at the Howard County Fair for the past three years. He photographed the Stock Show at the Fair Barn in 2009. As a volunteer, he has photographed high school reunions, Senior Citizens events, State Hospital Volunteer projects, Symphony concerts, Symphony Guild Tour of Homes, the Festival of Lights, Pops in the Park concerts, events for his church (First Christian), the Kidney Walk, and the Home Hospice Butterfly Release.
He started a web site business as an outgrowth of building a site for the Alumni of BSHS, and the photos and websites were a fortunate marriage. The photography has grown, and the websites have waned. When Janice died, he began to push photography as a full-time business, and it is steadily growing.
His latest emphasis is a studio established in the living room of his home, where he is taking family and individual portraits. In that department, he has also newly established a relationship with a Mary Kay consultant to do before-and-after makeover portraits.
He loved the hobby before making it a business. He now loves the business, and he invites you to call him up at 263-4033 and share in the fun.