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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Toyosi, A portrait – London

I’m blogging right from Lagos, Nigeria. This is usually very challenging as the internet service I have isn’t very good. For those of you familiar with dial-up connections, it’s very similar. The speeds can be really slow and the connections are inconsistent. So for instance, you could be uploading a large file overnight and later […]

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Sappho’s Pregnancy Portrait

I’ve not been updating the blog because I started traveling and working again. It gets very challenging finding time to write something for a new post so please bear with me. I met Sappho about two years ago when she was about to get married to her now husband Daniel. I shot their engagement portraits […]

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Face to face, A Black History Month Exhibition at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London

Last month my works were selected as part of a non-selling exhibition of contemporary photography from Nigeria, to coincide with the launch of Nigerians Behind the Lens, a limited edition fine-art photobook with a mandate for showcasing contemporary photography from Nigeria by Ebi Atawodi. This maiden edition features 9 iconic contemporary Nigerian photographers – Adolphus Opara, Amaize […]

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shauné – a portrait (test shoot) part 2

We got the opportunity to test out some more portraits with Shauné last week. She had a skirt made out of some ankara fabric that she bought on her trip to Nigeria last year. You have to admit the skirt looks amazing. It blended very well with the surrounding leaves in the park we used […]

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Tierra + Brandon – Engagement session, American Tobacco District, Durham NC

I was introduced to Brandon and Tierra through a good photographer buddy, Demi. She saw a tweet I posted last week where I was looking for engaged couples who wanted a free engagement portrait session. This was another test shoot, just as with the previous post. I had to chance to experiment in the dark using a […]

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