Albrica Tierra is a photographer whose inspiration comes from an idea of a bond between a person and their environment, which further translates into an unorthodox photographic style of introducing a new persona out of these components. The result is bodies of work that are ethereal and eccentric enough to linger in the back of your mind as time passes.
It may come as a surprise to hear that photography was not Albrica’s first passion. She wanted to become the first Black female President, but that switched to being a veterinarian, and then becoming a famous poet living in Italy…her mother was overwhelmed. Not until her junior year in high school, after randomly picking an art elective, that Albrica discovered her intense love for photography—she has not stopped photographing since.
Her passion increased rapidly as she was given her first digital SLR camera at the age of 16, where she started off taking pictures of anything interesting in her eyes (at the time, this was flowers, her friends, and her lovable pet pug). Now, at the age of 23, Albrica Tierra is a recent graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, with a focus on fashion photography, fine art, and finding ways of blending the two.