Eastside Punks #17 - Tracy's Journey From Primatology To Rock N'Roll Photography
On this episode of the Eastside Punks podcast we interviewed primatologist/rock n’ roll photographer Tracy Ketcher.
After working for nearly eight years in primatology and extensive travel, Tracy Ketcher has generated a photographic catalog that is both eclectic as well as diverse. Having directly cared for gorillas (including Koko the gorilla) housed in foundations throughout the western world, Tracy was able to capture striking images of one of our nearest genetic neighbors. Now Tracy has focused her lens on a different kind of animal: the Rock Star.
Currently, Tracy primarily shoots live music performances and high end special events in and around the New York metropolitan area. Tracy has involved herself in the music scene where she has been documenting the work of some of today's most influential Artists. Her unique images capture the raw power that these performers exhibit. Most recently, Tracy has photographed artists and talent such as Alice In Chains, Justin Bieber, Slash, Elvis Costello, 311 and Patti Smith. She has contributed work to several published books, commercially released DVDs and has been appeared in many leading publications including Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Live Nation's online entities, Metal Hammer, Metal Edge, Bass Player, Time Out New York & The Philadelphia Enquirer, among others.