My Life as a Photographer: A Short Biography
«My name is Eko Opeyemi. I am a photographer from Lagos, Nigeria and an alumnus of Kings College, Lagos. My passion for photography grew from the nostalgia I got from Polaroids as a kid, while going through old photos of my family. I then started photography taking pictures of my friends in school and doing freelance photography at concerts. The expression on people’s faces were crucial lifelines that sustained my interest. Since then, I never looked back.
The genres I am focused on right now are Street, Portrait and Concert photography. I’ve captured shots of international celebrities such as Boj, Skepta, Cardi-B, Octavian, Santi and more. In 2019, I joined SA Photography Academy, the best photo academy in Nigeria owned by five star photographer Shola Animashaun. This was where I was taught the business of photography and introduced to interesting concepts and endless possibilities of creativity through the lens of the camera. With his guidiance, I learnt a lot and have covered a lot of events, including Bafest and Livespot X Festival.
In summary, photography for me is not just a business. It is a journey; my journey towards the discovery of myself and the world in an innovative manner through the lens of a camera.»
Photographer: Opeyemi Eko – @yemii___ follow his Instagram to keep up with his work!