Chalk Art

Having lived on the West Coast all my life, (with the exception of that cold and dry 18 months in Saskatchewan), I made the move from Vancouver to Victoria in 2004 to pursue my love of fine food and expressive portraiture https://www.tracyalchayeb.com/. A commercial food and lifestyle photographer, my joy is found in capturing the heart of the person (or the artichoke) with creative passion.

I have worked as a freelance photographer for EAT magazine since 2007, cultivating an intimate knowledge of the Victoria food scene and its many participants. I was chosen to photograph “Island Wineries of British Columbia” – an award winning publication (Touchwood 2011/2013) that took me to multiple restaurants and wineries throughout Vancouver Island and its surrounding gulf islands.

Understanding the Food and Beverage Industry is part of the package, as I managed the award-winning restaurant ‘Devour’ in downtown Victoria from 2011-2013. I understand your time is precious, and your need for a strong media presence is necessary in this competitive industry.

I had the pleasure of shooting the Outlander Kitchen Cookbook (Random House New York), an accompaniment to Diana Gabaldon’s famous series, and my work can be found in many print publications throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as on a number of local restaurant and pub websites around Victoria.

Halloween Find

We put together a live streamed “party” with 8 or so DJs, and made an afternoon and night of it. That sort of thing is more fun than one might think, but we’re still looking forward to when we can do it in person again.

The world has fallen apart and we’re doing our best to keep the things most important to us together. The people closest to me are all doing ok, and I’m very grateful for that. Things could be much worse, but that’s not enough. The people we have elected and put in charge of our greater well being are letting us all down.

All that said, life moves on, and we are adapting to our terrible and ridiculous situation. We are learning how to be together from afar, and learning what and who are most important to us. I am happy that I’m able to share some music and bright some days.

The Battery in San Francisco invited me to do a live DJ stream through their Facebook page, along with my good friends Bósa. The video is up on Facebook and on Twitch, but this is the complete audio from that night. I had a great time, and was able to share some new music I’m excited about.

My good friend Nick Stene had to spend his birthday staying distant from his friends and loved ones. In his honor we had a party apart from one another with 6 live streamed DJs and a group of 40 or so friends.

This was my first live stream (video and audio went to Twitch) and I had a great time doing it. These are some of my favorite new tracks and I’m jazzed to share them.

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My wife reports that the robots (Alexa, Siri in our lives) are listening to her when she doesn’t expect it more recently. Anyone else noticed that?