Tameka Alicea, is a wonder woman with many facets. Creativity is her middle name, as she has embarked on a journey and birthed her very own online fashion boutique and photography business as the end results. Alicea loved fashion and gravitated towards it at a young age. Because of her love for fashion, she will be relaunching her online store in January of 2020.
Her photography business, Tameka Alicea Photography consists of fashion photography, runway, entertainment, and fashion related events. Alicea took a different route in becoming a professional photographer compared to others. She did not always have a passion for photography, nor did she ever think it would become anything more than just a hobby. However, her interest grew as she pursued and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Media Arts at the University of South Carolina. She worked on set of various short films and as a production assistant for season 11 American Idol in North Charleston. She had always loved films and was curious about how they were made. So, before she bought her own camera, she would rent the cameras from school and go around campus recording footage and capturing images of anything in my path.
Later she realized after looking back at the photos that she was able to capture the beauty in even the simplest of subjects. This is only her opinion of course! Whether it was a person, flower, a tree or a rock, she tried to capture the essence of it. So around her 40th birthday she decided that she would aggressively pursue her newly developed passion. She even booked her first fashion show at her church!
In defining herself now as a professional photographer, she has to consistently work hard to increase her confidence. God helps her daily to overcome all doubt, fear and insecurity. She knows that through Him she is more than good enough! It was easy for her to narrow down her area of focus because she always had a love for fashion. It is an art form where she gets to be creative and help others see themselves in a way they could not before.
She currently works professionally in various areas of SC, NC and Atlanta GA. She has shot several fashion shows, fashion week events including Columbia Fashion Week and Charlotte Seen Fashion Week and countless photo shoots. She also previously worked as a contract photographer with Intro Talent Branding & Management in Charlotte, NC. Her work has been featured in multiple fashion and lifestyle magazines such as SHE Magazine, The Loop Mag, Hype Hair, VoyageATL, Bellah A’ffaire (cover and spread) and BlaqStardom Magazine.
Her belief is that she can create beautifully crafted stories full of life and art in any image she captures. So that is her goal…to Create.Simple.Art. To view more of her work, you can visit her website at www.tamekaalicea.com, or connect with her on instagram, @tamekaalicea_photography, and twitter, @MekaTookMyPhoto!
Create. Simple. Art.
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