Photographer • Visual Artist
Tembela, photographer and artist who masterfully captures the essence of Black Culture. In front of his lens stand musicians, artists, and individuals, all of whom possess remarkable personalities that he accentuates through his unique style of photography. Tembela’s forte lies in portraying characters with a sense of intimacy that draws the audience closer to the subjects.
His images are imbued with vibrant colors and an array of lenses, emphasizing the exuberance of his subjects without ever veering into distortion or artificiality. The result is a collection of images that exude a sense of purpose and astute observation.
Tembela is part of the creative family known as Heavy Feelings, adding his artistic flair to the HF aesthetic. Through his lens, he captures the very soul of the music and Black Culture he documents, offering a window into the world of these profound personalities.