Photographer: Tracie Acreman

Originally hailing from Hobart, Tasmania, I changed tack and adventured to a different kind of South, relocating with my family to Asheville in November 2009. Event photography is one way of exploring my new surroundings and engaging with people in the vibrant town I now call home. You can see more photos on my Flickr page

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Appreciation Day

The Hop Ice Cream Cafe celebrated 34 years of scooping delicious frozen treats for the people of Asheville Wednesday, and in a gesture of appreciation to its patrons gave out free kiddie scoops to all comers, all day. It was also a special day for Hop owners Greg and Ashley Garrison, marking four years since […]

Proving Ground

Proving Ground

Yes. Micah Mackenzie is a member of the Image Asheville collaborative.  So, of course we must profess! He is also an amazing street photographer and regularly contributing member to Asheville’s Art community. The support for and attendance of his show at Pisgah Brewing Company was impressive and proved that Asheville thrives in it’s artistic culture […]

B-Boys (and girls) at the Hop

B-Boys (and girls) at the Hop

In what has become quite a popular show at the Hop, the B-boys were back, along with young students and volunteers from the audience. The moves were fresh, the sneakers squeaked, and the arms crossed in defiance and challenge.

REIGN @The Marketplace Restaurant, Asheville

REIGN @The Marketplace Restaurant, Asheville

The Marketplace Restaurant on Wall Street in downtown Asheville plays host to a new monthly late-night event called REIGN. Inspired by a photograph Image Asheville photographer Micah Mackenzie posted on facebook,  and prompting discussions with PUSH Productions’ Sonia Hendrix, Asheville local, Amanda Swafford, and Marketplace Owner/ Chef, William Dissen, REIGN has evolved into an open collective. Participation […]

Ca$hevillains First Strike!

Ca$hevillains First Strike!

The Ca$hevillains Cash Mob group is the latest savvy brainstorm to support unchained and independent business from the Asheville Grown Business Alliance, working with members of the Asheville Downtown Association and Asheville Event Planning and Staffing. Based on the idea of a flash mob, the ‘Cash Mob’ was originally started in Buffalo, New York, in […]

The Big Love Fest

The Big Love Fest

On a beautiful Spring day in downtown Asheville, residents and visitors showed their love for local, unchained and independent at The Big Love Fest. Now in its second year, the festival is organized co-operatively by The Asheville Grown Business Alliance and The Big Crafty and is also partnered with the Asheville City Schools Foundation through […]

{Re}Happening 2012

{Re}Happening 2012

One of the things I really love about living in Asheville is its wonderful arts community, which encompasses everything from street performance, freak festivals and circus cabaret to artisan crafts to fine arts and opera. I have never felt more immersed in a vibrant arts culture, and the great thing is that all the events […]

PillowFight 2012

PillowFight 2012

The pillow fight started as an adrenaline charged pillow war but ended with participants laying down on their pillows and each other, singing ‘Lean on Me.’ The annual Asheville Valentine’s Day Pillow fight was held in Pritchard Park on Tuesday, Feb. 14th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. The pillow fight is based on a “Anti-Valentines […]

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! […]