Manar: A Ray of Hope

Do you believe in luck? Or would you say coincidence? Or Serendipity? Whatever you choose to call it, meeting Manar was a miracle. When I made a decision to go document AFCON in Egypt for Pan-African Sports, I had a list of interesting things to do, places to visit and connections to make but I arrive in Cairo with a plan to just “Wing It”. Amongst my list to do was make amazing portraits/lifestyle photos while in Egypt. The plan was destined to fail as no one was really willing to help me bring my vision to life until I …

HELEN COUTURE

Helen Couture is a luxury fashion brand with inventive and innovative designs. I shot her 18/19 collection in the studio, created a monochromatic set to initiate a soft contrast to the images. Her outfits are made with luxury materials like Pearls, Rhinestones, Damask, Crystal beads, Feathers and many more. Designer @helen_coutureModels @onyinye_emeasoba @mel_devidalHair @zubbydefinitionStyling @thestyleinfidelMakeup @lailacadne#Fashion#Africa#EmmanuelOyelekePhotography

A Red Edit

Looking at these photographs of Beverly while doing post-production on them, I started pondering over the individuality of humanity, the sheer randomness of our stories and experience and how it affects us as. I looked at these photographs and decide this was a use-case of skill and creativity. I tried to convince myself that I could apply same skill and creativity to achieve similar results in a different situation but alas, each creation is unique. There are no formulas for the emotions nor exact patterns for the juxtaposition of light reflections and refractions, most importantly, we cannot turn back the …

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