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INCREDIBLE TRANSLATOR OF IMAGINATION July 20, 2020 – Posted in: Showcase

My childhood years were characterised by watching lots of cartoons and reading comics by Stan Lee and other writers. It was at that early stage of life that my love for cartoons and animations started building up. I cannot categorically state that I set out to go into the world of animation though I spent most of my free drawing and painting. Funnily, I think I was also inclined towards the art of singing and…

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CREATING MY OWN WORLD July 13, 2020 – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

“Go and read your books and stop drawing…” That should be the title of a book about myself if I should write one. That was the constant phrase I heard when I was growing up. My dad didn’t see art as a time-worthy profession. I am sure that even till now, he still thinks in that direction even though the entire family have come to accept it  as what I am and might spend the…

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THE ECSTASY OF AFRICAN FABRICS – Posted in: fashion, Showcase

I came into the fashion industry by coincidence. I came to Ghana when I was 17 as a football player. Funnily, I studied Sports, Management and business in the Netherlands but fashion has taken over everything now. When I was 21, I took over a volunteering organization and started organizing volunteering work for International youth in Ghana. Unfortunately, Ebola came to West Africa and businesses went down. As an alternative, I decided to work with…

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THE FINE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY July 12, 2020 – Posted in: Showcase

In the beginning, I started with painting before going into photography. I joined an art school in 2006. Later I was introduced into photography and I guess that was where the passion started. Professionally, I started photography in 2008. For me, I wouldn’t say I chose photography above other forms of arts because my photography style is a mixture of both photographic elements and painting as well. Even the photo sandwiching the dramatic lightening are…

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NAIJA’S KING OF METAL! – Posted in: Arts, Showcase

                                               My mother was a lithographer. I guess I shared the blood of creativity with her. I started drawing at the age of four but began professionally in the year 2000. Looking back, I remember seeing myself always drawing in my mathematics book rather than solving simple quadratic equations. Though I wasn’t pressured by anyone, I went into science class and found myself doing further maths, chemistry and physics. Funnily enough, I did well academically…

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Pictorial Representation of Angels – Posted in: Showcase

                                     Focusing on children photography did not start overnight. I was desperately looking for a fall back option or an aside venture that could go hand-in-hand with my full time regular job. During that period, I was also planning my wedding and that was when I met a photographer that handled my wedding coverage. While having a conversation with him, he told me how he left his regular job to pursue his passion in photography.…

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THE ARTIST AND THE FLASH – Posted in: Showcase

With an educational background in Fine art, it is easy to say that photography and fine art are related. I didn’t become a photographer immediately after my studies. I worked in Leadership Newspapers where I worked as the graphics editor. It was during that period I first laid my hands on the camera but it was not love at first sight. So, I didn’t take photography seriously. After a while, it dawned on me that…

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POSITIVE ‘PORTRAYER’ OF AFRICA – Posted in: Showcase

   I decided to take up photography after seeing how the western world was constantly portraying Africa in the negative, especially in the media. I wanted to capture the image of Africa as an African. My journey into photography started more than twenty years ago but began my brand, Chellah Tukuta photography about ten years ago. Building my brand to where it is now was not quite easy at all. Life was hard right from…

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