Most images on this site are available for purchase as fine art prints.
You may also commission personalized original artwork.  Turn your dream into compelling photographic art.  Together we can create truly unique images based on your ideas, a version of existing fine art, or a combination of both.  Commissions may be used for personal wall art, book covers, album art, and more. 
Contact Tracy for details
info@tracywhiteside.com
630.234.9506
Although a photographer for over 16 years, I waited until the age of 58 to publicly share my penchant for surrealism and the darker side of art. My passion is creating dream-like images. I want my art to encourage people to take a break from reality. The images are intended to awaken the imagination of the observer.  Imagination leads the human race to invent, innovate, create, and problem solve.
Often my photos lay on the shadowy side of artistry. Some of the subjects I examine can be uncomfortable.  Life is sometimes uncomfortable. Even as a little girl, I loved all things that go bump in the night. It's possible that I have seen every scary movie ever made, but I have a strong preference for psychological horror as opposed to violence. A few of my favorites are Rosemary's Baby, The Haunting, and The Blair Witch Project. However, The Exorcist is the film that left indelible marks in my mind.​
Conversely, of late I have found myself inventing fantastical places with magical women. And while I am not a huge fan of fantasy movies or books, as a kid my favorite story was Peter Pan.  I think it's a safe bet that was the inspiration for all the flying and fairies in my work. We all need to escape now and then.
Photoshop allows me to create an illusion atop the reality that I photograph. Using texture over the images reinforces a sense of a dream state. 

Currently, I am exploring what makes us human. Not our biology but our mind. I am primarily interested by what we choose to hide from the world and how we do it. I am fascinated with women: our experiences, emotions, hopes, and fears that make us who we are. Our spiritual beings. And our dark little hidey holes where we stuff the bad things.
AWARDS
2020 London Photo Festival December 2020 Winner
2020 International Photography Awards (IPA), Honorable Mention
2020 The Artist's Circle Gallery "America the Beautiful" Exhibition, Texas-Honorable Mention
​SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021   The Gallery by MUI, "Little Stories We Tell Ourselves" Exhibition
2021   Envision Arts Show, "For the Love of Art III" Exhibit, Texas
2021   Judgement Show, UK, Location TBD
2021   Revolution Gallery, "Mini Masterpieces" Exhibition, Buffalo, NY
2020  Los Angeles Center of Photography Public Gallery
2020 The Artist's Circle, Orange Exhibition, Tyler, Texas
2020 Sfumato International Online Art Exhibition by Arte Estetica and
Artesse Gallery Italy
2020 Syzygy Art Collab,  "Dark Art" Exhibition, Davis Art Center, Fort Meyers, Florida
2020 Tall Sequoia Gallery, "Abstract My World" Exhibition, Toronto, Canada
2020 Push/Pull, "In Toto Virtual Exhibition"
2020 Kentuck Museum and Gallery "Art to Make You Smile" Exhibition, Alabama
2020 National Council on Aging, Arlington, Virginia
2020 Happy Gallery Chicago, "Still Relevant" Exhibit, Chicago
2020 Marvelous Art Gallery, "Surrealism" Exhibition, Istanbul
2020 Revolution Gallery, "Mini Masterpieces" Exhibition, Buffalo, New York
2019 Loosen Art Int'l Group Exhibition "About Future" Rome, Italy
2019 Blank Wall Gallery "Fine Art" Exhibition, Athens, Greece
2019 Blank Wall Gallery "Black and White" Exhibition, Athens, Greece
2018 Water Street Studios 9th Anniversary, Batavia, IL
2018 St. Charles Arts Council Arts Fest, St. Charles, IL​
STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
Adobe Stock
Getty Images
Dreamstime​
PUBLICATIONS
abookof
Alban Lake Publishing
Annex Magazine
Apero Fine Art Publication
Art Hole, UK
Art of Portrait, Russia
Audacious Fashion Magazine, Oklahoma
Bards and Sages Quarterly
beauNU Magazine
BeautyMute, Europe
Beyondall Magazine
Black Pinups, Oklahoma
Bombshell Magazine, UK/Europe
Child, Tween, Teen Fashion Magazine
CiiN Magazine, Middle East
Comatose Magazine
Curvy Magazine
DarkestGoth, Kentucky​
Detour Ahead
Dreamy Magazine
Edith Magazine
Eerie Eclipse Magazine, Massachusetts
Elegant Magazine, Anaheim, California
Epic Style Magazine
Xpressions Magazine, Canada
Factor Four Magazine,
Fantasia Divinity, Georgia
Fashion In Motion, Austria/Germany/Switzerland
Fashion Millennium Magazine
Femme Rebelle Magazine, UK
Feroce Magazine, Scotland/UK
Fienfh Magazine, Paris
Forward Fashion, Toronto
FrostFire Worlds
GENZO Magazine
Gothesque Magazine, Texas
Horizont Magazine, Berlin, Germany
Horrid Magazine, Denver
In the Times of Covid: Women Artists and Writers
Kultur Magazine, UK, Germany, Croatia
Like A Lion Magazine
Lipstik Magazine Top 25
London Runway
LYUN Magazine, London
Marika Magazine, Russia
Mob Journal
Moevir Magazine
Montana Mouthful
Neoque Magazine
New Face Magazine
Northside Magazine, Florida
Novel Noctule
Ondine Magazine, Ireland
ONLYCHILD
Over Magazine, California
Passengers Journal, Florida
Period Magazine, Hong Kong/Asia
Philocaly Magazine, Chicago
Picton Magazine, New York
Prolific Quarterly, US/Canada/Norway/Costa Rica
Rise Magazine
Rizing Magazine, Canada
Rocket Magazine, California
Selin Magazine
Seraphina Magazine
Smith and Gale Magazine
Smode Magazine, London
Songs of Eretz Poetry
Stilo Style Diary Magazine
Squardo Magazine
Start In Art, Germany
StyleCruz Magazine, California
Sunlight Press, Los Angeles
Syracuse Cultural Datebook,
TEEN Cruz
The Boulevard Magazine, Miami
The New Southern Fugitives & SFK Press, Nashville
The Reckoning, Michigan
THETHE Magazine, Milan
The Working Artist, UK
Torrid Literature Journal, Tampa, FL
Transcend
Tres Jolie Magazine, California
Twenty-two Twenty-eight
Vanity Wall Magazine
Vogue Italia
World of Goth
XPRESSIONS Magazine

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