The Long Story
My journey into photography and filmmaking was far from straightforward. Still, all my prior life experiences, work & education have brought me to this creative point.
I grew up on a 300-acre cattle & horse farm in Southern Quebec; I spent my childhood in exploration. Brought up free-range, swimming in the river, cross country skiing in the woods in the winter, and roaming around wherever my pony, feet, or bike would take me.
I was fortunate that I could pursue many forms of art from a young age. I was always fascinated with my mum’s Nikon SLR and would often steal it to take pictures of horses, kittens, or flowers. The seed of love for photography was born in those solo days of petty camera theft and lawlessness. If not for my beloved high school art teacher, who encouraged me to go into graphic design in college, I would have pursued photography. What followed was 15 years working as a designer, both in-house and freelance.
I never imagined myself living in California, but shortly after I bought my first digital camera, fate brought me to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2007. Now I film and shoot stills for dance & theatre companies from the Bay Area to Seattle as well as portrait and headshot photography. I know that my graphic design profession has made me a more rounded photographer and filmmaker. These days, my purpose is to use all the skills to magnify and help the lives of artists, performers, and performance organizations through photography and film.
Filmmaking was a slow evolution and came about out of curiosity and a desire to elaborate on the story narrative. It opened up a new world of possibilities and awoke a deep-seated passion I never envisioned. I feel honored to capture moments of life, our vulnerabilities and beauty and everything in between.
I look forward to each new collaboration. If you are looking for a photographer or filmmaker and my style of photos and films aligns with your vision, I would love to hear from you and learn how I can help you realize it.
Hi, I’m Tracy Martin.
A passionate photographer, filmmaker, and performing arts advocate.
I help people, performers and organizations create strong visuals through photos and film to propel their company or personal brand.
- I have over 15 years of experience working with large and small theatre companies.
- My images are routinely published nationwide in theatre magazines and major newspapers.
- Clients include Stanford University, The 5th Avenue Theatre (Seattle), Village Theatre (Seattle), TheatreWorks SV, Rubicon Theatre Company (Ventura, CA), Dallas Symphony Orchestra, ACT, Teatro Zinzanni, Burn The Floor, Broadway By The Bay, Hillbarn Theatre, Oakland School For the Arts and many more.