Meet Tasha Bleu, a 22 year old freelance fashion photographer, fashion editor and owner ofTreu Bleu Imagery! Earlier this year I e-met Tasha through the a mutual friend and was quickly enamored with her creative work, artistic vision and passion to pursue her dreams.
In a short period of time, Tasha has started a burgeoning photography career working with the likes of BET, Mercedes-Benz and Africa Fashion Week as well as working with international streetwear brands like Kayobi Clothing UK, MYOB Japan and Stevie Boi Eyewear. From her first paid gig working with a signed model now apart of the Glee cast, Tasha Bleu is a young woman werking her way to the top!
You started as a model and then taught yourself photography. What ignited your interest to go on the other side of the lense?
I had a very creative theme for my modeling portfolio that I knew NO one would execute better than me. This led to me being on the other side of the lens.
You do freelance photography, have shot for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, BET and recently became a contributing photographer to Hypebeast.com. What new projects are on the horizon for you?
You have to follow me and see…LOTS is in the works but I just like planting seeds and watching them grow before I talk about them
Your photography has a focused edge with an ethereal quality. What inspires you and your work?
Thank you. My past inspires my future, as corny as it may sound…art takes me away from reality and life itself inspires my work…I gain inspiration from everything and everywhere.
What advice would you give to aspiring photographers looking to make a living off of their craft?
Research, research, research. The beauty and fashion industry does not sleep…not saying that you shouldn’t either but always know who’s who and what’s what.
The road to entrepreneurship is paved with hard work, dedication and passion. What has your road been paved with? Tell us some of the struggles and triumphs you encountered.
I’ve have many triumphs and many many struggles that I’ve encountered in only this past year of entering the beauty and fashion industry: dealing with people from other countries and their perspectives of Americans and African-Americans, dealing with the fact that I’m under 25, dealing with the fact that I’m from Rhode Island and dealing with the fact that I work solely by myself. But the bottom line is that I got over those bumps in the road and am creating my OWN lane.