Rockaway Beach, Sept 2016 Photo by Michael Colucci
Rockaway Beach, Sept 2016 Photo by Michael Colucci

Tracey Noelle Luz is a photographer and film maker who’s work focuses on her subjects’ tenacity, their determination and their refusal to give up on their dreams.

Luz directed “They Will Be Heard” a feature length documentary on Cuban metal band Escape while living with the band in Havana from July 2009 to March 2010. Upon returning to the states, Luz co-founded UnBlock the Rock to bring Cuban heavy metal to the United States for the first time in history.  Joining forces with film producer Monica Hampton (He Named Me Malala, Fahrenheit 911, Tickling Giants), writer David Peisner, and legendary metal guitarist Alex Skolnick of Testament, they successfully brought Escape from  to perform at SXSW in 2013 when the relationship between Cuba and the United States was still under a 59 year old blockade.

Luz recently screened “March of Crows” a short documentary on Shayfer Jame’s music and art collaboration in Jersey City.

Luz uses her ability to craft stories and create compelling imagery for small businesses, creating branded content through Spread Your Fire Productions. 

She is currently photographing “Unapologetic“, a testimonial/liberation/photography project for women. Tracey is a co-owner of Honey and Moon Photography, a wedding and lifestyle photography company. You can reach her at traceynoelleluz@gmail.com or 973-868-6393.