A little bit about me ...
"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams
My name is Tracy Holland, a photographer who hangs my hat beside my husband's and son's in Fort McMurray, AB. An incredible place I have called home for 25+ years.
I figure looking at the world through a lens is much like the legend of the hummingbird.....(I promise there is a point) ... floating free of time, carrying hope for love, joy and celebration. Legends say the hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has a meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation … this is what I am reminded of when I look through a lens.
The nature world is where I take my family any chance I get. Photographing nature, (especially when mankind is somewhere within it), stopping time for just a moment, capturing raw emotion and keeping the memories alive are a few reasons I am attached to my camera ... it truly has become an appendage.
In October of 2012, I purchased my first DSLR ... a short distance ... and I mean short distance ... into the journey, I fell in love with it. I can never thank you enough, Rick Hawkins ... you, my friend and teacher, unravelled the mystery allowing me to unleash my passion. Being able to express what I see is … well … addictive. There is never “just one more shot…!” What photography gives to me I want to give others ... memories that are visually alive ... a journal of life’s incredible moments ... peace and comfort.
I knew I was in trouble as soon as my shutter finger started to twitch. Here’s to celebrating life’s moments ... to writing and recording them with light.