Photo courtesy of Dan Fessenden
Jacqueline Conderacci was born into a family of Kodak workers in Rochester, New York and lived among a household of cameras and movie projectors. She began her professional career in New York City photographing shoes for a magazine she created for the Fashion Footwear Association of New York in 1980.
Prior to photography, she had an illustrious career as "Gacci the Shoe Portraitist" who drew shoe caricatures of Broadway celebrities that hung at Sardi's Restaurant from 1977-1979 that were marketed as mugs, posters and postcards. In 1980, she and Kurt Vonnegut had a two-person show at the Margo Feiden Gallery famous for Al Hirschfeld's illustrations.
In 1986, she had a one woman exhibit at the OK Harris Gallery in Soho of urban architecture called "Locked Up and In and Out." She freelanced as a photographer for major shoe companies and specialized in children's portraits.
In 1990, Ms. Conderacci, aka Jacci Farlow, moved to Aurora with her family where she designed a line of children's furniture with her husband called Woodwhims Woodever while continuing as a freelance graphic designer and photographer under the business name of Trillium Graphics.
In 1997, she produced a series of postcards for the Aurora area, Skaneateles and Woodstock, NY. Three years later she was graphic designer and photographer for MacKenzie-Childs doing catalogs, ads, product and landscape assignments. She also works for Wells College as a photographer and videographer.
Locally, she has exhibited in juried shows at the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca and in Aurora at Grove Gallery, Dorie's and Wells College's String Gallery. She opened her private studio/gallery at the Aurora Arts & Design Center in January, 2010 where she continues her portrait, event and architectural photography to this day.
Let's hope it gets good ones soon!