Photographer / Editor
Alyson Holder, international photographer, editor and vlogger, was born in the Caribbean island of Barbados. Alyson has built her reputation as one of the leading females in portrait and conceptual photography within the region.
Alyson’s journey as a photographer began at the Barbados Community College where she studied photography as part of her Mass Communication course and later went on to study Linguistics at the University of the West Indies. Alyson took on the role of journalist and photographer at The Barbados Advocate and Hello Magazine where she also became the host for a television show titled ‘Inside Entrepreneurship’. Alyson worked as a photographer’s assistant at Studio Studio and as lead photographer at Colorbox. She then free-lanced as a photographer under the name 3rdEye Photography where she received awards from the National Independence Festival of the Creative Arts (NIFCA). Alyson has sparked some heavy social discussions with her solo shows ‘In Black & White’ and ‘A Closet of Daydreams’.
In 2013 Alyson took her skills abroad where she travelled to San Francisco for a photography research project and has since continued to hone her skills in lighting techniques for both studio and natural light and editing programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Alyson has shot for some of the most established global brands, clients and public figures including Ralph Lauren, Nikki Beach, Caribbean’s Next Top Model, Coco & Breezy, Free Spirits Cosmetics, DJ Puffy, Alison Hinds, Mount Gay Distilleries, Aura Experience, Terra Caribbean and Orign. Alyson’s work has been featured in several print and online publications including Hello Magazine, M People Magazine, Better Health Magazine, Arts Events Magazine Barbados, GirlGaze, Complexd Mag UK and Trendland.
In 2013 Alyson signed to LOUD 87, an Entertainment and Talent Management & Photography Company, where she teamed up with her manager and creative director, Louise DeCourcey-Dawe. Together, Louise and Alyson have been able to merge their creative talents and business ethics to form an unstoppable duo-Photography team.
Alyson is currently expanding her portfolio as she continues to grow as a photographer and is now exploring her skillset as a videographer and as a vlogger.
To view more of Alyson Holder's work visit www.AlysonHolder.com
ALYSON'S PERSONAL WORK
Here are a few images of Alyson's personal photography projects where she conceptualised and produced the images from preproduction, production and post production phases.