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“Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.” Vera Nazarian THE SUNFLOWER GIRL. Muse @thejesuferanmibankole Makeup by @bregha.

FRETLESS

Beca Donald Knott is Fretless. EOPJOURNALS. Easy and stressless edit featuring @beca_donald_knott in her beautiful freckled skin and majestic mane under a glorious Accra weather. I had such fun time shooting this gorgeous edit armed with just a camera, 50mm lens and a reflector. Shot around the Iconic Freedom square in Accra, I couldn’t help but wonder how much creativity would grow all around Africa if creatives are just allowed to access and given freedom to express themselves without fear of being harassed in public spaces or prejudice of being an African creative. Thanks to @timmydavies_ @tosinjunaid @meusegh @tolucoles and …

Goldie!

Black women are made out of Cocoa, Brown sugar, Honey and Gold. Beauty campaign with @bregha (makeup artist) and @ceezystyling (Hairstylist). Muses: @sharonsmithy @taragold @dim_adanna

“It’s Time”

“Its Time to start living the life you imagined” Henry James Your time is limited, your time is golden, so don’t waste waste it living someone’s else life. Don’t be trapped by Dogma (Living with the results of other people’s thinking). “Don’t let the noise of others opinion drown out out your own inner voice and most importantly have the courage to follow your heart and intuition”. Steve Jobs Body Art by @bregha Muse @sharonsmithy Hair @ceezystyling Direction by @eopjournals Video @ibidunnioladayo

Weight of the World.

“The weight of the sky dropped onto Atlas’s back, almost smashing him flat until he managed to get to his knees, struggling to get out from under the crushing weight of the sky. But it was too late. “Noooooo!” He bellowed so hard it shook the mountain.  “Not again!” Atlas was trapped under his old burden.”  What are you holding on to? What’s that burden slowing you down? There’s always going to be burdens in the world but this much I can tell you; don’t hold on to the weight of the world!!! Featuring @jazzyogaga and @ogagus.

Revealed Speaker – August Udoh

August Udoh one of the speakers at Revealed Workshops is a prolific story teller whose style of portraiture stands out in this world! In his words, I’m an amateur photographer, I like to call myself that because it makes it easy for me to wanna learn everyday and to be creative. You have to continually become a beginner, I’m more of a portraitist I find the human face interesting and my belief is finally in the end there is nothing but the face and the truth is the power of the landscape of the face, the valleys and the promontories …

Creative Shootout by Lex Ash and Emmanuel Oyeleke

A creative shootout by two top photographers based in Nigeria Lex Ash and Emmanuel Oyeleke with a model Sylvia of Beth Models Africa. Styled and Made-up by the Photographers. Photographers had three minutes each for both indoor and outdoor shots. It is fun and educative. Lex and I discussed the idea of doing a collaboration long before now however, we seem to get stuck so many time sin the planning stage. 24 hours before this happened, I placed a call to Lex and asked if he was free the next day, we didn’t plan anything, the rest is history.

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 …

THE HUEMANIST

The second solo photo exhibition of visual artist and fashion photographer, Emmanuel Oyeleke, themed “The Huemanist” held on the 5th of April till 11th of April, 2019 at Terrakulture, Victoria Island, Lagos. The approach is optimistic and focuses on innate noble human capacity to be good, love, overcome hardship, pain and despair and achieve self-actualization, fulfillment and satisfaction in life. Capturing an optimistic and individualistic outlook about the human experience, the collection employs the use of minimal aesthetics, hues, and floral entities throughout the body of work. The techniques include the use of paint on bodies, large canvas prints to …