Today we’d like to introduce you to Ally Green.
Hi Ally, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Professionally, I got my start taking photos of flowers, nature, family, the gradually moved to photographing people. My career really started with me taking pictures simply because that’s what I liked to do then I started getting jobs and opportunities from that. A lot of it is word of mouth, I use to try to market myself heavily years ago but all it did was distract me from the importance of creating content.
These days I try to have as much fun as possible with my craft because it is a true passion of mine and I never want it to feel like a “job” I love making connections with people along the way, lifting up other creatives, supporting others, and inspiring others.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Most of the time! I feel like one of the biggest struggles which really shouldn’t be one is trying to make a name for yourself as a black woman creative in a career like this. People, especially corporations are still trying to adapt to the new standard and put their trust in not just creatives from this generation but black creatives from this generation. At times we’re so looked down on. Discouragement definitely plays a factor in my struggles, I have to learn to go with the flow more often rather than beat myself up about to small things.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a black woman photographer. My primary focus is capturing black energy and black beauty through my timeless narrative. My goal is to showcase to the world that we are beautiful, we have a story, and we are human. I believe what sets me apart from others is the color story I incorporate into my work. I don’t want to simply be a photo I want everything to speak to you. Every tone and pose should feel personal, almost like it means something to you but you just can’t put your finger on it. I also like to incorporate empowerment into my work. Showing black women against a blank wall is one thing but when you place them into a setting and have them do what they feel within that setting really takes it up a notch.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: theallygreen.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theallygreen/?hl=en
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