Khaaliq Thomas of SHUTTER8 Video & Photography joins Plugstar Entertainment

ATLANTA, GA, June 11, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Celebrity photographer and videographer Khaaliq Thomas has joined Plugstar Entertainment’s growing roster of talent. A native of Detroit, Khaaliq first picked up a camera at the age of 17 out of a desire to emulate his father. He says that in every shot, portrait, montage and opportunity he took, “I was manifesting the life that I now have with photography.”

Although he took a detour to work in front of the camera as a model (which he had also done in his youth), the desire to control the image brought him back behind it. Khaaliq began building his SHUTTER8 brand by photographing public figures and local R&B and hip hop artists, and after moving to New York, he became the personal photographer for rap duo VIXEVERSA.

Returning to Detroit at the age of 23, Khaaliq signed a contract with CJ Heart Studios and diversified his skills to include portrait, wedding, commercial and corporate photography. Additionally, he shoots music videos and commercials and has worked with artists from the rap label 4sho Magazine. With two friends, he has since launched ViewersClub, a video production team of which he is the producer. “My younger brother is a budding director,” he explains. “I wanted to learn videography so that we could follow projects together.”

Khaaliq only shoots with Nikon cameras and uses different colors, angles and techniques to make the viewer feel more connected to the images. He’s photographed Detroit’s WALK fashion show and New Amsterdam’s Black Banana clothing line, been featured in Source magazine, and was a Senior Photographer for Roddy Rich’s. The Antisocial Tour, Billboard Hot 100 Festival, Hot 97 Powerhouse 2018, Babyface Ray’s FACE album launch party, and more. It currently serves Detroit, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Amsterdam.

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