Photographer: Michael Tracey

Michael has lived in the Asheville area for over 20 years, works on tech for Biblio selling books online. Photography is a hobby to keep him away from computers on his off-time.

The Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses Annual Community Show, 2012

The Runaway Circus and the Loose Cabooses Annual Community Show, 2012

Once again, in 2012, for two consecutive weekends, the Runaway Circus has packed out the auditorium at Odyssey school in Asheville. This year’s theme, “Rock Paper Scircus!” allowed the circus crew to engage with the audience in a series of games and audience particpation sections of the show For kid friendly, family entertainment with a wild […]

Our Photogs’ Best of 2011

Our Photogs’ Best of 2011

As we all prepare to celebrate the new year, here are the ImageAsheville photographers’ personal favorites for 2011 accompanied by their thoughts, because often the story behind the photo is as good as the photo itself . Our picks are not necessarily all from the pages of ImageAshevillle, because we don’t just do event photography! […]

BRRG – Frosted Skates

BRRG – Frosted Skates

The Blue Ridge Rollergirls hosted the final roller derby doubleheader bout of the 2011 season on Saturday, November 19th.  Both bouts of “Frosted Skates”  ended with a a Blue Ridge victory. In the first bout of the evening, the Blue Ridge French Broads played against the Charlotte B-Dazzlers.  The French Broad’s victory was 199 to 34 […]

TEDxAsheville 2011

TEDxAsheville 2011

This year’s TedxAsheville (an independently organized TED event), was held in the Diana Wortham Theatre, on Sunday November 13th. The event ran from 1 till 6, in three segments with 2 intermissions designed to allow audience members to “engage” with each other in the atrium while being surrounded by both audio and visual art. The […]

Ashtoberfest 2011

Ashtoberfest 2011

The fifth-annual Ashtoberfest brought un-dead fun to nearly 3,000 attendees at a very different, and at first for some an unwelcome, venue, the Biltmore Square Mall. All doubts about the venue seemed to fade as corpses of all ages were seen shambling around the food court, the stores and shopes, and the parking lot. For […]

Occupy Asheville – Day 5

Occupy Asheville – Day 5


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Occupy Asheville has reached it’s 5th day in downtown Asheville.  I covered day one of the protest with photos and audio quotes from the protesters.  Today, at Prichard Park, still about 80 people met for a general assembly.  I asked a few more protesters about why they have come, and how they are being perceived in the community. This […]

Occupy Wall Street – Asheville – Day One

Occupy Wall Street – Asheville – Day One


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Occupy Wall Street is a protest against (among other things) corporate influence in America, which began in New York City on September 17, 2011.  It was originally attended by around 1,000 protestors and has continued with varying numbers up to this day.  It has also inspired sister protests across the nation.  Today, on October 1, […]

Bele Chere 2011

Bele Chere 2011


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The annual Bele Chere Festival kicked off Friday, continuing through the weekend. Generally attracting large crowds from all over WNC, Bele Chere features local, regional and national music performers, street musicians, artists and food vendors.

Panogram of 28 photos taken on pack square

Blue Ridge Roller Derby, Lord of the Rinks Double Header

Blue Ridge Roller Derby, Lord of the Rinks Double Header


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Blue Ridge Roller Girls hosted a double header at the Asheville Civic Center July 16th. This will be the last home bout for BRRG in the Civic Center as it is now. November is the next home bout in a newly-refurbished house. Unfortunately, the big story of both bouts this evening was injuries. Three times […]