Photos and biographies of various lengths can be downloaded below for use in promotional material. Please let me know which you have selected and if any changes need to be made. I am happy for you to edit text, but where feasible please run your edits by me before publishing. You are welcome to use my image descriptions and alt text for web accessibility.
There is also a document that outlines some of my accessibility needs. I would grateful if you read this and accommodate where possible.
PS There are more photos to come, I’m still in the midst of gathering and uploading them. Please let me know if what you need is not here.
Bio photos 2021 Photo credits Thembi Soddell
Image Description: Headshot of Thembi Soddell with their head turned to the left side and minimal lighting. Thembi is wearing a black top with a cowl neck and a gold necklace, is light-skinned and aged 41. There is a dark grey, textured background and strips of soft light to the right, some of which light parts of Thembi’s face. The background to Thembi’s left is almost black as the light recedes.
Image Description: Headshot of Thembi Soddell facing the camera in low lighting. Thembi is light-skinned, aged 41 and wearing a black top with a cowl neck and a gold necklace. There is a dark grey, textured background and strips of soft light to the right, some of which light parts of Thembi’s face, mostly on the right side. The background to Thembi’s left is almost black as the light recedes.
Bio photos 2018 Photo credits Thembi Soddell
Image description: Photograph of Thembi Soddell sitting in a black chair, leaning forward. They are well lit and looking straight into the camera, light-skinned, aged 37 and have brown shoulder length hair with their fringe covering one eye. They are wearing a dark grey open jacket with zippered hoodie underneath, slightly unzipped. There are three Genelec speakers behind them facing toward the chair, two to the side pointing inwards, one above pointing downwards. The background is black.
Bio photos 2017 Photo credits Thembi Soddell
Image description: Well lit close up photograph of Thembi Soddell’s face staring straight into the camera cropped at the forehead and just below the clavicle. Thembi is aged 37, light-skinned, has blue eyes, a slightly furrowed brow, and short light brown hair that comes to their ears. The background is plain white and they are wearing a plain black top with a crew neck.
Image description: Photo of Thembi Soddell facing the camera in soft, shadowy lighting with their studio equipment behind them. Thembi is light-skinned, aged 37 and wearing a black top that shows their arms and decolletage. The equipment behind them shows a mixing desk, computer monitor with the software sampler Kontakt open, a computer keyboard, closed laptop, an external hard drive and small genelec speakers.
Biographies Document includes various word counts (ranging from 80-500)