Clark is a photographer, writer, mother, collaborator, and
founder of Shutter Sisters.
She is the author of four books including her most recent,
the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood.
Tracey writes for Babble.com, teaches at Big Picture Classes,
advocates for Shot@Life, and is raising both a teen and a
tweenwhich makes for a pretty awesome balance of everything
she's passionate about. She lives in sunny Southern California
with her family and their two adorable dogs.
Her Favorite Quote
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves
at the same time."
Tracey Answers the Five W's
Yeah, yeah, technically there are ten W's.
Who are you? Light stalker and seeker of beauty in even
the most ordinary things.
Who has inspired you, personally or professionally, to be
who you are? Almost everyone I have surrounded myself
with in my life has helped me become and be my truest self.
What do you believe with all of your heart? That perspectiveand
What do you teach, write, blog, and talk incessantly about?
How to see the light. Literally. How to see the world around
you with fresh eyes.
When did you get your start? My photography career began
fresh out of college when I got a job working for an amazing
photographer who became an invaluable mentor.
When did you know that this was your path? I didn't know
it would be photography exactly, but in college, I knew I
would live a creative life and have a creative career somehow,
Where is your favorite place on earth? Home.
Where do you go to be inspired? The beach.
Why are you here at BPC? To encourage and inspire people
to see their lives in a whole new light and to use their cameras
as a tool to do it.
Why do you love your life? Because it's the life I really
want. It's real, flawed, and awesome.
How do you do everything you do? I really try to do it
with love. It's a daily practice.
How can we learn more about you? Visit my website, traceyclark.com,
or even better, follow me on Instagram (traceyclark). My everyday
images tell my story pretty well.
This is a quintessential shot of my daughters. It's been
my phone screen saver forever. It tells a great story of their
enthusiasm and willingness to humor my creative whims. These
two girls are the most amazing kids on the planet and by far
my most inspirational muses.