LaShonda Brown Delivuk

PHOTOGRAPHER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR - EYE FOR EBONY

LaShonda Delivuk is a photographer & strategic marketing expert for people who serve. Her passion for connecting entrepreneurship with acts of service has lead to the creation of five successful brands since she was 18 including Eye for Ebony. Eye for Ebony is a lifestyle stock photo company that helps make it easier to melanin in your marketing.

If you could tell your younger self something you’ve learned along the way, what would you say?

Never underestimate the power of a face to face conversation.

What is the most unique or special place you’ve worked/done a shoot?

My dear friend Lynda asked me to photograph her in my basement with a python to help her overcome her fear of snakes. To this day that's the most unique experience I've ever had in my entire life. Studio photos...in my Hello Kitty house slippers with 10 friends and a python.

What inspired you to become an image maker?

There were more images needed and I wanted to help meet the need. Am I the best photographer in the world? Certainly not. But do I have a passion for providing images to companies looking to be more inclusive in their marketing who previously didn't have much to choose from...yes. Eye for Ebony is only 11 months old but it's been viewed over 20 million times since I posted the first image. Major Fortune 500 companies using my images proved to me there's a demand for images that capture all shades of life. I'm just thrilled I get to be a part of making that happen.