Tracey Capone Photography
Wood Mounted Photography & Art Prints - Made in Chicago
About the Artist:
Tracey is a self-taught photographer, living in Chicago, who left a 17 year corporate career behind to put her lifelong creative side to work. She shares her Rogers Park studio with her husband, painter and fellow Andersonville Galleria artist, Joe Smigielski.
I am intrigued by the dance between shadows and light, the angels and lines they create, and how everything works together to create dimension. Understanding these elements, and how unique vantage points tweak your perspective, has allowed me to photograph my subjects at uncommon angles, allowing people to see things they wouldn’t normally notice.
Beyond my use of perspective, it is important to me to only photograph what I love, and what intrigues me, not what I feel will be trendy or popular. Whether it’s a Chicago L train, a sheep in Scotland, or a simple autumn leaf, being touched by the beauty of my subject makes me more invested in photographing it well. This lends itself towards a genuine emotion, both seen, and felt, in my work.
The quality of my work is as important to me as sharing my talent, and every piece I create, no matter how small, is done with craftsmanship in mind. All of my work is hand mounted by me, in my Chicago studio, on high grade, finished birch panels, using a process I have developed over the last several years. I source only the best raw materials and use a time, and element, tested archival process that ensures my work is protected for years to come.
I believe art is something that should be enjoyed by many, and not a select few, and, for this reason, I am always deeply touched seeing my work off to new homes.