Today we’d like to introduce you to Tenny Rudolph.
Tenny, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Well, I guess I’ll say all of this started back in 2016 when I first realized that I wanted to publicly be a part of the art community. I was always so shy and nervous to even be around other people and felt like releasing anything would never be heard, so I kept a lot to myself. I was pushed by a lot of my friends around me who wanted me to pursue any dreams that I had. So for me, Music it was (before I realized that being multitalented was a thing) I released my first single, “Savior” a song that I made about toxic relationships and how you can be happy with or without a partner. From there it became apparent that this was what I wanted to do. Photography came in to play when I did a photo shoot with a friend, and he got me into film. From there I picked up a Film Camera and haven’t let it go.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Well, I’m a Musician and Photographer based out of Jacksonville, Florida. I make music for my 16-year-old self because I didn’t have a way to express myself back then and now that I have a cool platform like this it’s time to get it done. My photography is inspired by the youth around me. They display so much diversity and commitment and are so talented and inspire me so much! I hope people can take away how nostalgic every piece I put out is. I hope it brings back memories from a party they went to and enjoyed or leaving something toxic that they’ll never go back to.
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
There’s always talk about separating artists from their art, but while I feel like sometimes that’s true, it’s also silly to say that a person art doesn’t reflect them as a person. I feel like what you choose to support and how you see certain things is super important when giving a message to people who support you. I think Issues around the world do affect art because you have to think about it. It’s not anything that you can overlook and a lot of the time, some of those issues play a part in the way you work.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
You can see all of my work through my social media’s. Instagram – TennyRudolph and All platforms for my music under Tenny Rudolph.
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: Instagram.com/tennyrudolph
Image 1 – Maria Carreño
Image with Tank Top – Khalil Osborne