Phase Temple is an African American Candid Photographer most famed for her ability to capture excellent still photos during her journey as an amateur Photographer.
Phase began a hobby of photography in 2008 when she purchased a camera ideal for candid portraiture to capture New York City street life. In 2010, she began her career as a professional Candid Photographer when she upgraded her camera as well her knowledge for photography. She later went on to illustrate a documentary of the *Homeless, where she gained insight on shooting in detail to bring out the unique stories in each subject. Phase began teaching herself the necessary ingredients needed to capture excellent photos. She diligently studied every aspect of photography from ISO to depth of field using resources such as Google, Youtube, photo magazines and books by noted professional Photographers including Scott Kelby. Initially, Phase began using herself as a subject until she ventured off into shooting fashion shows, family functions, couples, and various themed events. Shooting events sponsored by Power 105 and Essence is where her fervent networking paid off and secured her a position shooting celebrities with BET (Black Entertainment Television).
Among the celebrities Phase has captured are Drake, Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross, Jennifer Lopez, Swizz Beatz, Eve, J. Cole, Meek Mill, Cam’ron, Ryan Leslie, Mashonda Tifrere, Toya Carter, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Jessie J, Baby, Kelly Rowland, Rocsi & Terrance of 106 & Park, Meagan Good, DJ Khalid, Grand Master Flash, Lloyd, Garth Brooks, Tyga, Monifa, Mali Music, Eric Sosa, Joell Ortiz, Mickey Factz and more.
“I decided to take photography seriously when I read a thought provoking question; ‘What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?’ I was raised to know that all things are possible through Christ, which gave greater meaning to that question. It’s no way in the world I was able to get where I am now without keeping God first and staying true to my beliefs.”
Phase currently lives in New York where she continues to practice creative and candid photography.
Wait….so who in the world is “Sondra B”?
“Sondra Townsend-Browne is my Mentor, Friend and Second Mother who I absolutely adore and named my business after. God ordained her presence in my life so I can remain empowered to succeed. I encourage everyone to seek a mentor for their lives who, too, will invest their genuine love and honesty and stay committed to their growth. It’s a blessing when you can honor the living while they are still here to see it.
Mama B, I do this for the love of Photographie, but without God’s grace and mercy bringing us together, this couldn’t happen.”
Romans 8:28 – All things work together for good for those who love God and have been called according to His purpose.