Tracy took up her second career as a photographer some years ago, having worked for a major international book publishing company for over 30 years.
Until then she had mainly been working with black and white images where she could investigate her interest in strong shapes, lines and tones. She now works almost entirely in colour, where the same design interests are translated into a different visual language. Although she does not plan the images she takes, a common thread emerges in the form of strong architectural shapes – whether of old or new buildings, street scenes, or landscapes. Abstract design elements are combined with real, recognisable objects and events.
Despite the increasingly sophisticated software available for editing digital images she continues to strive to take the ‘perfect’ picture at the moment of capture, making few if any adjustments at the post-processing stage.