I am a Facebook fan there is no denying it. I use it for work and for personal use. I love everything about Facebook including how people I do not even know end up on my Facebook. For the past 5 or 6 months there has been a person on my Facebook that I keep saying, “Do I know this person?” I don’t but the pictures of a pregnant woman and what looks to be a happy group of family and friends keep appearing on my Facebook. Then her son was born and I actually caught myself doing a meditation and offering them blessings. Good grief I do not know these people, yet through the photography, I feel like I am a part of this experience.
Today Tucson Biz Neat Salutes Movement Shala Photography with photographer Jade Beall. Her pictures are so realistic and profound that it makes you feel that you are part of the people’s lives that she photographs. Maybe that is the way Jade wanted it. She is a Tucson High graduate and thanks to her teacher, Jerry Halfmann, she discovered she has a passion for photography.
Jade is no ordinary photographer. She has a real focus on women, being real! Natural or as she puts it, “the authentic beauty of women.” Jade stated, “I photograph women just as they are, not airbrushed and not done up. Instead women dancing, yoga-ing, being mothers and sister, just being real juicy women!”
Her pictures show it when you look at them. I always am keeping an ear and eye out for Tucson Biz Beat and how Beall photographed women caught my eye over and over. I am unsure if I have seen a photographer go for such natural stunning pictures of women before. “I love that I can show a woman how beautiful she really is through photography.” Jade says, “Our culture has failed at praising authentic beauty, in my opinion. I love that I can reflect the beauty which I see in all humans and facilitate a healing so that perhaps one can create a new story in believing that she is undeniably beautiful.”
Jade Beall stated that she spent part of her life “feeling unworthy and ugly” and said “It feels good to feel beautiful.” She uses her natural eye to capture the beauty of everything. Jade says “Today, I am joyful servant in helping other women feel wonderful about themselves because life isn’t short, just a lot of people waste it. When we feel beautiful and worthy, we can stop focusing on a story that does not serve us and really enjoy this life, creating happiness for ourselves and for others!” Her pictures are wonderful and to try to pick one for this story would not do her justice so visit her site and look at the amazing talent Beall Has.
Photography and being a new mom is not her only passion. Beall may have an eye for beauty and can reflect the inner essence of people, but she also has a passion for beat and movement and she turns her wonderful photography studio into a dance studio where she teaches West African dance. Classes are open to the public and the website offers a variety of good information for this and other skilled instructors.
So Tucson Biz Beat proudly salutes this powerful women, mother, photographer, dancer, instructor and thanks her for bringing her creativity and positive outlook of life to Tucson and joining the ranks of people who do business for themselves. Thank you Jade Beall.