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Indie Soul’s: Photography Director, Renita Clarke by Phinesse Demps

The interesting story to all of these women associated with Indie Soul Magazine is the sisterly type bond

that the publisher, Phinesse Demps. “ I have seen a lot of photographers work and seen their work.

Renita impressed me the most because she likes to visualize in black and white. She is a dope

photographer. Plus I needed someone who was willing to go toe-to- toe with me and would be

unapologetic if she had to just as long as she believed in whatever it she saw or thought would best

capture the essence of Indie Soul Magazine” said Demps.

According to Clarke, “My grandmother purchased my first camera for me. She thought I needed a

hobby. It was a Kodak box camera. I loved it! I use to shoot everything and everyone. Annoyed a lot of

folks! I loved capturing moments. Growing up, I've always been fascinated with people and emotions. I

was a weird child. I was thought if time could stop what would this moment tell someone looking back

at it. Hence why my grandmother thought photography would be a perfect hobby.”

So does Renita consider what she does art? “I do feel photography is a form of art. The world is one big

canvas. I feel I capture it just like someone using a paint brush, pencil, or clay”. Being a world renowned

photographer, how do you stay so humble and grounded? Clarke answered by saying, “My family

always reminds me that no one is bigger than God and how fortunate I am to be where I am.”

With so much already on your plate, how and why did you become involved in with Indie Soul

Magazine?” I was hunted down by Phinesse (smile). When Phinesse told me he was finally starting his

own publication, I was all in. I wouldn't have missed an opportunity to work with him again.” What is

your title and job description with Indie Soul Magazine? I'm the "Photography Director". I'm responsible

for all the images in the magazine. I'm also hands on with all the photographers that work and submit to

Indie Soul Magazine”. In your opinion, what do you want to see the magazine accomplish? “I want and

hope it will open doors and showcase all the independent artists and projects we all see daily. It some

great stuff out there, that I feel sometimes gets passed by, by mainstream media”.

Outside of the Social Media connection with the magazine, how else can people follow your brand on a

individual level? “You can track me down at ishootevents@thefotojunkie.com”

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