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Meet Eliud Nieves, Tank Corleone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eliud Nieves, Tank Corleone.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Eliud. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started doing photography at the age of 20 from going to music video sets with my older brother. He’s been a director for more than ten years now (@moral_pixelmotiv), I was always so intrigued while being on set with everything that was going on I started off as an assistant for the shoots like holding lights or setting up for scenes until I got my hands on a camera from a close friend. I started taking bts photos to see how far I could go with my eye and started progressing on my craft. It wasn’t until 2 years ago spring of 2018 while getting better I decided to save my own money and bought my own camera. The rest is history and nothing but blessings to be honest. To be in the same rooms with people I never would’ve thought on meeting plus taking their pictures, from (The Lox, Dave East, Fabolous, Wale, etc.) and tbh I’m still just getting started and hungry for more to expand my art for photography.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Not really they been times I would feel discouraged on my work sometimes have the mindset on giving up but I realized I’ve been blessed with an eye for photography and some day my work will be worldwide plus goin thru setbacks but I mean everybody has a setback it’s up to you to be strong enough to pull thru because the come back is always the smoother road to be honest.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I’ve been known mostly by music at first. Since I was 9-10 years old I always loved all kinds of music but mostly 90s hip hop that explains my aura and lifestyle most people look at me as a true definition of New York guy only because the love I have for my city and it’s culture. I wanted to work on being an artist but now a days I rather be the man behind the camera then the man in front of the camera which is why I stick to my photography currently I am now a co-ceo in a music group called (@bandit.sound) also handling the media outlet and photography for the group and content producer for another music group (@futureikons) I’m working on being a director in the next upcoming years. I think what sets me a part from others is when people don’t understand the real concept work and what it takes to catch the perfect photo. I could be laying on the floor randomly and people I work with will look at me like I’m weird till I show them the shot and that’s when they’ll understand.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
Mostly bad luck because of my discouragement but everyday I work on being positive till I’m I have that good luck charm on my back and finding more motivation to stay dedicated.

Contact Info:

  • Phone: 718-450-7338
  • Email:
  • Instagram: @tankcorleone_
  • Twitter: @tankcorleone_

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IG: @tankcorleone_

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