Does dynamite come in small packages? Yes, yes it does, and in the form of Tanielle McCallum! Meet her as our LW Babe of the Week.
Full name: Tanielle McCallum
Nickname: Tin/ Tan
Hometown: Ballito, KZN
Day job: PA and Au Pair
Likes: Art, dancing, reading, drawing, singing and netball
Dislikes: I hate olives
Special talents: Tap dancer, provincial netball player of five years
Give us a quick introduction to Tanielle?
I’m a 24 year old film maker, trying to make my way into the industry by freelancing. I’m a make-up artist and stylist who loves fashion and experimenting with outrageous outfits. I’ve always been interested in stage and film acting, and have been in a few productions from a very young age. I wanted to pursue a career in the dancing field however, I decided to move more towards singing and acting.
What does a day in your life usually consist of?
I’m always on the move. Having a PA and Au Pair job at the very same time, can be very demanding. I’m often running errands for my boss while he sets up his new business ideas. When I’m not working, I’ll be spending time with friends or finding new places to go hiking.
If you could live a day in the life as any famous person, who would it be and why?
Alexis Ren. She is one of my favourite models because she’s always traveling and doing new and exciting things. I’d love to live a day in her life and see the ins and outs of getting paid to travel and take photos.
What’s your take on the year 2020?
2020 has been a very tough year, financially and emotionally. I’ve tried to be positive and put a lot of my focus on practicing yoga and being healthy. I’ve met a lot of new people who bring out the good in me and I like that a lot. 2020 has made me realise that we need to appreciate what we have before it’s taken away from us.
What is your favourite part about being in a photo shoot?
I love making connections and working with new creatives. Different photographers have something unique and special to offer to the shoot. I love being in front of the camera and expressing myself through photography!
What type of photo shoots do you enjoy the most?
I love swimsuit or anything experimental. Why shoot in the first place if you’re not going to try something new and exciting?!
How would you best sum up your experience of shooting with Epix Shoots for this feature?
Shooting with Epix has really boosted my self confidence. He is extremely professional and made me feel sexy and confident in front of the camera. I love how he uses different lighting and angles to create the perfect shot! A true creative with a huge amount of talent and dedication!
If you could change any one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
My height. I constantly have trouble getting booked for shoot jobs because I’m too small, and it’s very frustrating. Dynamite comes in small packages, right?!
What is one of the most spontaneous things you have ever done?
I’ve shot butt-naked before and it was the most exhilarating feelings ever. It only helped me accept my body even more, and made me realise that it’s just a body.
Once this pandemic is finally over, what type of normality are you looking forward to getting back to most?
Being able to have wine with my friends and our favourite wine farms!
What have you found has helped you keep sane during our lockdown?
I’ve been reading a lot. Or napping, a talent many people know I possess.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you?
I wanted to be a dancer on the cruise liners before I decided to go the film route.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when we mention:
Spring? Sun dress.
Cape Town? Wine farms.
Aspiring? Professional actress.
Photos by Epix Shoots | Instagram.