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Check out Alyssa Nkani’s Artwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alyssa Nkani.

Alyssa, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
When it comes to photography, I have always had a passion for it. The first time I really remember enjoying picture taking was when I was about 11 and went on a family trip to NYC. I took over 2000 pictures with this small basic little camera, but I loved every minute of it. Since then, I have always been that person that would capture any and everything. So much so, that I always purchase my phones with the most memory, otherwise I run out of space! I have actually started and stopped this journey more than once. It wasn’t until November of 2018, when my husband gifted me my camera for our 1st wedding anniversary that I finally told myself, “This was my time! I’m finally going to pursue this as my career.” That along with his support, and the support of my mom, family, and friends, is what brought me here today.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Simply put, I want to capture moments for people. Life goes by so fast; you never know what the next day will bring. Sometimes, pictures are all you have to look back on. Not to get too in depth, but my love of photography intensified from the loss of my father. How so? Well, memories are all I have right now, and a lot of those come from pictures we took together & as a family throughout the years. Looking back on those brings me happiness and comfort. Those are the feelings I want to gift to others. I want to be able to capture their moments so that no matter how many years go by, how much circumstances change, or how far they’ve come, just for a moment in time they can look back at a photograph and instantly remember how happy and content they felt in that moment!

Have things improved for artists? What should cities do to empower artists?
When it comes to resources, artists have an endless amount of them nowadays! Advancements have been made no matter what type of art someone chooses to pursue. But with that, also comes a lot more people specializing in one specific art. With social media playing such a huge part in this industry, it’s easy to become discouraged when you see someone who seems to be doing better than you. I don’t even know how many times I have wanted to quit, just because I felt like everyone already had their favorite photographer, so there was no room left for me. It seems like every time I feel that way; someone says something to help me keep going. So let fellow artists know their efforts aren’t going unnoticed! No two people are the same, and even if it may take one person a little longer to “make it big” so to speak, all their hard work leading up to their success is a part of their journey.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
It seems like social media has taken over! So you can find me on Instagram and Facebook! You can also check me out on my website. I will say, my posts are more regular on Instagram because I just find that it’s easier for me to interact with people there. Your support is greatly appreciated whether that comes in the form of booking a session, or simply following, liking, commenting, and sharing my posts! I love interacting with everyone on my pages!

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Image Credit:
Alyssa Nkani
Amanda Tucker – Personal photo

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