I am intrigued by the dance between shadows and light, the angles 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 which allow 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, what intrigues me, not what I feel will be trendy or popular. Whether it’s Chicago, 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 craftsmanship of my work is just as important to me, and, ultimately, I create for the sake of craftsmanship, as a way to share my talent with others. 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. 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.
- Tracey Capone