We had the good fortune of connecting with Tisha Brenee’ and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tisha, why did you pursue a creative career?
I pursued a creative career because being creative allows me to be myself. It allows me to dive deep into my imagination and push the limits. It really makes me happy to create and produce images that were once just a thought. I’ve always been a huge fan of art. As a child, I was always creating something, from drawing, sewing, to photography and even making mini movies. I knew right away, that I’d work in the creative field. I just needed to master one thing, & it was photography. Initially, photography wasn’t a career choice, I just enjoyed capturing the essence of art. I didn’t really know how to turn it into a real career. Until I started to take myself serious, I began to grow an audience that loved my work & it became a full time career that has propelled me farther than I could’ve ever imagine.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a fashion photographer, I can honestly say, my job is amazing! I absolutely love what I do. I’m most proud of the fact that I didn’t quit. After years of failing, trials and error, I kept at it. I can’t say it’s been an easy journey. There were many days when I felt I wasn’t good enough for people to want to pay me, or simply that my work wasn’t up to par and could never compete, but after gaining confidence, my mind began to change and so did my work! I’m still growing and learning with every shoot! That’s the exciting part, being able to learn but enjoy what I do. I want the world to know that it’s okay to think outside the box. Who cares what people think? Do what you want. There are no rules.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Along the way, i’ve been blessed enough to meet other amazing creatives. Those who have inspired me to keep going, others who simply love what I do, and the many other great people who’ve supported and encouraged my creative journey. I wouldn’t be who I am, or where I am without my family. They have been my main source of inspiration. God blessed me with a family full of creatives, so we keep each other on our toes and it’s more than appreciated. Together, we can’t lose.