Photographer Biography: Lakin Ogunbanwo

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Multi talented Nigerian born and based photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo first began practicing his art while studying at Law school in the UK. Completely self-taught, he made his way to Paris where he fine-tuned his talent at the Speos Photography Institute.

Upon his arrival back to Nigeria, he immediately garnered a buzz in the fashion industry for his ability to capture extraordinary beauty in his own provocative fashion. A versatile artist with an eye for colour, he goes against the status quo with remarkable confidence, challenging the conservative culture of his country with his thought provoking imagery that can be described as vivid and sometimes suggestive.

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Within an impressive time of four years, Lakin has a portfolio that boasts of several exhibitions and work with some of the brightest African and international talents, his meticulous approach allows him to create the visually stunning imagery that earned him a top spot on CNN’s profile of “Africa’s Most Exciting New Photographers”.

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He had a solo exhibition late last year at the Didi museum Lagos, Nigeria titled “Muse” and simultaneously another titled “portraits” at the Rooke & Van Wyk gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Lagos exhibition title “Muse” is a 35-piece photo collection of portraits of three models where he juxtaposed the glamorous with the not-so glamorous. ‘Muse’ captures beauty and glamour through the unyielding eye of one, but still trying to create interesting visuals.

“Potraits” at the Rooke & Van Wyk gallery in Johannesburg, is an exhibition that challenges some preconceived ideas of portraiture of Lagosians, Nigerians and Africans.

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For more information on Lakin Ogunbanwo, Please visit:
Website:  www.lakinogunbanwo.com
Tumblr: lakinogunbanwo.tumblr.com
E-mail: lakin@lakinogunbanwo.com
Instagram: @lakinogunbanwo
Twitter: @LakinOgunbanwo


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