Tracy Anne Hart
Tracy Anne Hart is perhaps best known for the widely published , exhibited and auctioned images of Texas Music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan who she had the privilege to photograph between 1983 and his untimely death in 1990. The prints have been shown in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon, where Tracy is represented by several Galleries that show her music, architectural, and nature photographs.
Sony Music has used her work both in Cds (covers and inside booklets), Billboards and print ads, and the Stevie Ray Vaughan images have appeared on PBS, VH-1, on DVDs and many books, magazines, and charity auctions along with shots of the many other Musicians she has photographed since 1979.
Tracy is a second-generation photographer and has owned The Heights Gallery in Houston since 1984, originally with her late father, photographer Leonard M. Hart.
She was born in Elgin, Illinois, and moved to Texas in 1969 with her family. Since she began taking pictures, she has been fascinated with the geometric symmetry and beauty of her native state’s architecture, bridges, and industrial sites, and her adopted state’s incredible music and Hill Country landscapes. She particularly enjoys capturing the architectural images at night, when even mundane details become examples of abstract grace.
She had a 2006 FotoFest Show, “Afterimage,” which featured adaptively reused buildings and the spirits and souls that reside within them. Her Stevie Ray Vaughan Limited Edition Set debuted in 2007. The first Edition was sold to the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas. She also exhibited hows at The Continental Club Gallery in Austin and at the Texas Folklife gallery. She worked with Austin band the ARC Angels on their CD/DVD package released late October 2009.
Throughout 2010 and 2011 her images have appeared in Premier Guitar and Guitar Player magazines in the USA and in Grand Gtrs and other magazines in Europe. Her work also has been featured online in a special Stevie Ray Vaughan Gallery, on Moab by Legion Paper’s website and blog, and in a Guitar World book on Vaughan.