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Jide Pinheiro: The maestro of pinning down Memories and aura January 17, 2021 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

I have always had an obsession with big brands. It amazes me how big brands like Nike and BMW have remained consistent. The two brands were my biggest influences. My obsession doesn’t end there. I have also wondered how all the elements of their brands are magically held together. In line with this never-ending curiousity, I created a brand called Luko Pinheiro Consulting (an abbreviation of my other name Oluwakorede). This consulting service which I…

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KURENG DAPEL: SPREADING PHOTOACTIVISM IN AFRICA WITH FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY December 26, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

I sold books at bus parks, worked as a laborer at a building site, drove a bulldozer. What have I not done before? I once attended a teenagers’ event where the speaker spoke extensively about being industrious. He said everyone was born with a talent. It didn’t sink well with me. After the event, I met him and argued that I didn’t have any talent. He didn’t seem to agree with me but advised I…

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THE YOUNG AND THE CREATIVE December 5, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

It all started in my secondary school days. Those were the days when Nokia 6212 was still trendy and the in-thing. So, I remember taking pictures of myself and my classroom with that phone. It was a simple phone though, but the pictures were quite outstanding to me. In 2015, I went for a computer training to learn digital printing, word art, Ms Word, Corel draw, graphic designs and e-flyers. There, I discovered a treasure…

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Etinosa Yvonne: Using Her ‘Superpowers’ to Dig Up Untold Stories November 15, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, photography, Showcase

My perception about photography changed right from the day I followed up a story about a lady with vesicovaginal fistula. It was an unimaginable sight where her urine was leaking out of her vagina uncontrollably. Only few people wanted to be around. Her husband doesn’t speak good English. I followed them all through their journey to Ebonyi state. The above story is how I have continued to follow a lot of stories in the rural…

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FOR THE LOVE OF SHOOTING THEM YOUNG! November 1, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

My resignation as a banker came as a shock to everyone around me. There was this yearning in me to do something I really enjoyed. I wanted something I could put in my best and become distinguished in. The funny thing was that despite the fact I resigned, I was still not very sure of what exactly I wanted. Around that time, I also lost my father. It was a difficult period in my life.…

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Amplifying Black Voices August 10, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

I wanted to see more of myself. Not necessary myself as a person, but people who share some similarities with me in terms of our origin. My aim has always been to create a space for more black people to be seen. Over the years, I noticed that the black colour was relegated behind the scene and noticeably absent in many contents created in the media. With that in mind, I saw a huge need…

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DOCTOR OF INTERRUPTIONS August 8, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

I am a pharmacist but on the other hand, photography is an escape. It is one of those subtle ways to keep my sanity. It all started when in I was in college. I belonged to a group that required me to take photos. From there, I saw myself taking pictures of anything I considered interesting and fascinating including my car. I would go ahead and blog about it. It was very satisfying. In time,…

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A FEMALE BEAST OF THE LENS August 6, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

In December 2016, I had a horrible incident. After that horrendous incident, I lost my voice. When I mean I lost my voice, I mean my throat was closed for almost eight months to the extent I could not speak.  Life for me at that point felt like I was going around the world in my own head. In time, I needed to come out of my shell. Little by little, I looked for a…

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The Fusion Of Fine Arts Photography And Fascination August 3, 2020 – Posted in: photography

It all started at about the age of 13. It was from there it progressed to where I am at the moment. After I got my first camera, I began tottering into the world of photography. Before then, I used to draw and animate. In time, photography became a hobby. It’s quite funny it was something that started off as fun and now, it’s getting a lot more attention than it used to.  From being…

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Beauty Portrayed At Every Click July 26, 2020 – Posted in: photography, Showcase

Eureka! That is the shout I give when I find a shot that is not common to human perception. Whenever, I hold the camera, which is the idea I look out for. I didn’t start out to become a photographer. It all started when Instagram was created for the sole aim of posting photos taken by iphones. So, when I got the iphone4, I realized it took great pictures. I joined the wave of taking…

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