The images in the San Diego series represent a major turning point in my life and artistic growth. In 2009 Gloria, my wife and I went to San Diego. She was there for a conference and I accompanied her. Prior to the trip, I was at a stand still with my photography and was struggling with the direction I was headed. Gloria and I were also feeling distant from each other and needed to re-connect. San Diego provided the perfect opportunity to break our routine and enjoy each other. It also allowed me to experiment with some concepts, compositions and techniques I had been eager to try. The result of the San Diego trip was a rebirth of sorts. Gloria and I came away feeling refreshed and in love and my photographs developed along a path that had me excited to where it was headed.
Jamie Tracy received his BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA from School of Visual Arts. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Curriculum Coordinator in Florida. Tracy's photographs are a hybrid of painting and photographic principals. The non-representational language of painting meets the traditional realism of photography in a conflict that reaches a sensible conclusion within the picture plane. He finds his inspiration from everyday life and events. The titles of the photographs are treated with great importance as they are often the single link between the color fields and texture to the tangible world and his experiences.