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Tamara Solomson Photography: Capturing Moments with Passion and Expertise

By Tammy Reese | Friday, November 17, 2023 | 3:48 PM ET

From a young age, Tamara Solomson demonstrated an unwavering passion for the creative arts. Her dedication to her craft led her to co-found an Orlando-based production company, where she served as Vice President for nearly a decade. During this time, Tamara Solomson honed her skills and gained invaluable experience in the media industry. Driven by a desire to capture moments that evoke emotion and tell stories through imagery, Tamara Solomson eventually founded Tamara Solomson Photography.

With nearly two decades of diverse experience in photography, film, television, concerts, and events, Tamara has left an indelible mark on the industry. Notable projects include “Attack of the Unknown,” “Bridge of the Doomed,” “Blood Thirst,” “Death Count,” and “Arena Wars,” along with television shows for Viacom, MTV, and Nickelodeon. Her independent docuseries, “Historically Haunted Cape Cod,” stands as a testament to her versatility.

Her diverse background allows her to bring a unique perspective to every project she undertakes. It is this unwavering passion for the creative arts and relentless pursuit of excellence that sets Tamara Solomson apart. Through her various ventures and artistic endeavors, she continues to make a lasting impact on the world. Recently, she has joined forces with friend and colleague Eric Vollweiler, eagerly anticipating the collaborative journey ahead as they bring their creative forces together.

Please enjoy our interview!

When you first began your career, what was your vision and purpose? How has it changed and remained the same?

Tamara: Initially, my journey lacked a clear vision or purpose. I discovered a passion for the creative arts in grade school, viewing it as a personal outlet. While initially drawn to the allure of film, television, and theater, my perpetual curiosity led me through diverse opportunities. I delved into producing live shows, film, and television, all while maintaining a love for photography. As my skills evolved, I became the go-to photographer for friends, family, and production clients. Yet, it remained a secondary pursuit. It was during the creation of my series, “Historically Haunted Cape Cod,” that I realized my true calling lay in photography and film. I decided to shift my focus, leaving behind live show production to prioritize my creative endeavors. The formation of Big Bad Fly Films, integrated with Tamara Solomson Photography, marked a deliberate return to my initial passion for the arts.

What inspired you to start your own venture, Tamara Solomson Photography, and how has it evolved since its establishment?

Tamara: In 2016, significant life events prompted a shift away from a demanding role that required constant travel, steering me toward a more fulfilling path. By 2018, I founded Big Bad Fly Films, exploring ideas for the company amid a slower-paced venture that allowed for increased freedom. Juggling this alongside another production company, I remained a full-time road warrior. Over five years ago, returning to my Northeast roots, I began conceptualizing shows and creative projects. The pandemic-induced pause in live shows afforded me the time to channel focus into this new endeavor. While still passionate about production, I struck a balance by diving deeper into photography and initiating Big Bad Fly Films’ inaugural independent series, “Historically Haunted Cape Cod.”

What have been some of the most memorable moments in your career so far?

Tamara: Honestly, my career has been filled with a plethora of impactful moments, encompassing both positive and challenging experiences. Each instance served as a valuable learning opportunity, contributing significantly to my professional and personal growth. Collaborating with some of the world’s most talented, intelligent, and successful individuals has been a privilege, offering insights into unique stories and passions that have influenced my own journey.

What are you currently working on?

Tamara: Following the summer release of “Historically Haunted Cape Cod,” I’m actively developing concepts for another series, incorporating lessons learned for enhancements. Additionally, I’m dedicating more time to Tamara Solomson Photography, finding that it not only keeps my mind creatively engaged but also allows me to make a meaningful impact through my work.

Can you discuss the importance of collaboration in the creative arts industry and how you have effectively collaborated with Eric Vollweiler?

Tamara: As the owner and founder of Big Bad Fly Films and Tamara Solomson Photography, I value collaboration for its role in tapping into diverse skills essential for growth. Working alongside Eric Vollweiler, I appreciate the exchange of knowledge, recognizing that our individual strengths complement each other. Together, we’re cultivating a network of business professionals and creatives, each contributing uniquely to the collective strength of the team.

How do you stay motivated and inspired in such a competitive industry?

Tamara: To stay motivated in this competitive industry, I find solitude for extensive research and exploration crucial in sustaining creativity. Observing the work of others within the industry serves as a wellspring of inspiration, prompting me to experiment with new ideas and consistently learn. While acknowledging the industry’s competitiveness, I prioritize the enjoyment of my work, aiming for it to benefit not only me but also those I collaborate with and the broader community.

What else would you like for our readers to know about you?

Tamara: I’m often described as eccentric and decidedly unconventional. My journey isn’t for the faint of heart, but I harbor no regrets about sidestepping the traditional route. It’s been an incredible and challenging path, offering stories and lessons that could fill three lifetimes.

With the ever-changing landscape of technology and digital media, what can we be on the lookout for from you in 2024?

Tamara: In 2024, anticipate my continued exploration of the evolving landscape of technology and digital media. Stay tuned for innovative projects that harness the latest advancements, pushing creative boundaries and offering fresh perspectives in the realm of visual storytelling.

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About Tammy Reese

Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media, Tammy Reese is an award-winning writer and journalist best known for landing major interviews with Angela Bassett, Sharon Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Laurence Fishburne, Geena Davis, Billy Porter, Morris Chestnut, Nelly, Mona Scott Young, Giancarlo Esposito, Luke Evans, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Connelly, Joseph Sikora, Meagan Good, Leon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Phylicia Rashad, Omar Epps, Courtney Kemp, Vivica A Fox, Ryan Coogler, and so many more.

She is a proud member of ForbesBLK as well as New York Women in Film and Television.


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