Discover a Culture of Creation – The Yello Creators’ Hub
Take one look around Jamaica, and you’ll see that creativity is the cornerstone of the culture. You can taste it in the food, hear it in the streets and find more and more gems every day within these shores. Discovering and sharing the Jamaican experience is the mission of the Yello Creators’ Hub. Building a community of local creatives is the best way to share stories from around the island, that are yet to be heard.
Our creators are our storytellers. They help us explore the Jamaican experience through their content and their respective journeys as creatives. We asked them about their journey and here’s what they had to say.
TIANA CHUNG, aka WongaGyal, is a Jamaican content creator, food blogger, food photographer and podcaster. This culinary content creator has worked with several household brands. Her collaborations span from restaurants to tech brands, but she has made her mark in the social media sphere with her love of food. We collaborated with Tiana to expand the Yello Juice Bar series (created by Yello Content Features Writer, Lou-Ann Jordan) where she prepares delicious drink recipes from locally sourced ingredients.
TONI-ANN MCKENZIE is a Jamaican content creator, travel junkie, photographer, and coffee-lover. She’s created a name for herself as a local tourism expert. This year we collaborated to launch the “48 Hours in” video series. This is a series where Toni- Ann documents her adventures through each uniquely beautiful parish of Jamaica. All in 48 hours.
CESAR BUELTO is a content creator, photographer, filmmaker, dancer, co-founder and creative director. Cesar’s creative journey is multifaceted. He credits his creative diversity to the passion he pours into his art and hours of hard work. Cesar a filled with talent across many different disciplines, which has become a key proponent of uniquely creative style of expression. We teamed up with Cesar to create the Discover Jamaica series; to help you #Discover various attractions, chill spots and hidden gems, in and around Jamaica.
JAYSON TUCKER is a local photographer whose love for creation began with architecture, his previous passion. His first camera was a gift from his mother. A gift that allowed Jayson to start his creative journey by taking pictures of family members, then friends and anything else that caught his attention. His goal for the future is to create work that highlights Jamaica’s creative community in a unique but authentic way and share those highlights on a worldwide stage.
PETER “BWOYPEDRO” THOMAS is a highly motivated, resourceful, and goal-oriented creator. His journey into content creation began with graphic design, but as he refined his creative skills he transitioned to photography and now prides himself as an experienced and passionate cinematographer with extensive industry experience. Once he’s equipped with a camera, you know he’s about to bring a content concept to life. Everything BwoyPedro does is powered by passion and has propelled him to work with both local and international brands, helping them share their stories through his lens.
SHAQUIEL BROOKS is a film director and photographer from Kingston, Jamaica, on a mission to visually tell stories within the Caribbean. He’s worked on projects with Richie Spice, Pageturner Publishing, ‘876 Questions’ on CVM TV and so much more.
His love for filmmaking began in 2012 after he left high school and he’s been working towards growing as a filmmaker/ photographer ever since. Shaquiel, with a bit of help from his friends in the field, he has kept growing and expanding his reach as a creator.
Amplifying Deaf Advocacy Through Arts and Education
Not limited by his inability to hear, Cristophe has devoted himself to being an exceptional advocate for the Deaf community while attaining excellence in art, volunteerism, and education.
Grounded by his time spent at the Lister Mail Gilby High School for the Deaf and at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Cristophe exemplifies the importance of striving for excellence while being bold and unapologetic about any limitation.
A creative at heart, he co-choreographed a dance performance called ‘Deaf Pride’ aimed at helping hearing people understand what the Deaf community faces daily. In 2018, he joined PAH! – a Deaf dance company, where the name translates to “Finally success” in sign language expression. In addition to performing arts, the movement zones in on professional development, language access, job opportunities and unity among Deaf dancers.
Upon completing his Bachelor of Arts in Choreography and Performance, Cristophe hopes to move on to his Masters while spending more time traveling and amplifying stories and opportunities within the Deaf community.
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