Tracy Jay is a photographer

of all things curious, specialising in macro and nature photography. Trained in the old school photography methods and mechanics of the 35mm SLR with traditional darkroom film and image development, Tracy Jay still dabbles there, although with the advent of the digital age she transferred her skills to digital photography in the '90s.

Flower Bubble photography by Tracy Jay
NIKON (Dl) produced the first digital SLR in 1999, at a price of $6000 American dollars; this was the year that Tracy Jay had her first digital images published in a wildlife magazine. Specialising in macro photography, and with a curiosity for anything unusual, Tracy Jay loves to pay forward the knowledge gained along the way from experts who nurtured her expression.

How it all began… Michael started writing short stories and verse at age 15. After leaving home

at 17 he worked as a photographer’s assistant for the prominent 60's Sydney fashion photographer, Allan Nye Studio’s at Woolhara. The artistic streak continued in the following years with writing, learning guitar and piano and experimental drawings on the interior walls of a rented house in Sydney, accompanied by random verse (late 60's graffiti art!).

Photography continued as one of the many creative tools used during the decades that followed the sixties and becoming the medium for the bulk of Michael’s artwork since early 2000.

Abandoned Window - Michael Bryant

  • Several photography solo exhibitions -
    North by North East || Inverse || Field of Vision
  • A collaborative Exhibition with Tracy Jay
    The Hungry Ocean
  • Song of the Sea
  • Written and self published three photography lifestyle books.
  • Several photography/poetry books
  • Runner up Southern Cross University photography competitions 2013 and 2014
“Curious Digital Photography workshops is an exciting venture with fellow artist and educator Tracy Jay. Photography is another medium of the arts just like painting, drawing or sculpture. We believe we have a lot to offer students bringing our passion for photography and shared understanding of the principles of art and design which apply equally to photography.”

Michael Bryant December 2011