Meet Yamiche, a photographer of Liberian descent residing in Providence, RI. His most recent collection “Black Girl” provides us with a beautiful mixture of melanin, care free-ness, and Black Girl Magic.
Yamiche’s collections reflects a quote I came across recently by Ava Duvernay. She states “Black Girl Magic is a rallying call of recognition. Embedded in the everyday is a magnificence that is so easy to miss because we’re so mired in the struggle and what society says we are.”
Let’s chat with Yamiche..
Tell us what lead you to photography.
I studied Architecture in college and wanted a new medium to help me understand space and how people occupy it.
What type of cameras do you shoot with?
I started with a 35mm film camera but now I shoot with Nikon D7000, D800 AND D810 Digital SLR cameras.
Where do you go or what do you do when you need inspiration for your work?
Public spaces. I especially like places where people can be themselves. There’s beauty in authenticity.
What are the ingredients for success with photography?
Never being afraid, always striving to create better work and finding your own style.
Where would be your dream destination assignment?
Traveling and documenting life. Capturing beauty in all forms
Could you tell us about your favorite project to date?
I spent some time in Liberia during the summer of 2015. It was my first time being home in 17 years. I took my
camera with me everywhere and the photos became my favorite. They focus on everyday life in
Monrovia and how people fight to make it in a land with limited opportunities. I’ll exhibiting them this spring.
What type of photography do you do the most? And what do you enjoy most and why?
I enjoy portrait photography. It’s the most intimate and when done right it evokes emotion.
What advice would you give to that person who is scared to take the leap and pursue their passion?
Start right now. Stop what you’re doing and start right now. There will never be a better time
What are your long term goals?
I want to run a creative agency and specializes in design, art, and architecture
Lastly, if we want to follow you and your work where can we find you?
You can check out my at yamichephoto.com and on instagram @yamichephoto .