I said, You said

“I said…
You said…
You don’t need to try to pretend for someone else
I just need to help you instead of helping myself”

Lakin Ogunbanwo
Lakin Ogunbanwo

Lakin Ogunbanwo

Lakin Ogunbanwo (Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1987), studied Law at Babcock University, Nigeria and Buckingham University, England before beginning work as a fashion photographer in 2012.
His work has been featured in The Times New York, ID Online, British GQ, and Riposte Magazine. Working at the confluence of fashion photography and classical portraiture, young Nigerian Photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo creates enigmatic portraits with an erotic and subversive undertone. His subjects exists defiantly in the frame often masked by shadow, drapery and foliage. His use of vibrant flat colour and bold compositions form a moe
minimalist homage to the African studio photography popular in the 1960s and 70’s. Solo exhibitions include ‘Are We Good Enough’ (2015) and ‘New Work’ (2014) at WHATIFTHEWORLD, and ‘Portraits by Lakin Ogunbanwo’ (2013) at Rooke & van Wyk Gallery in Johannesburg. Recent group exhibitions include ‘Dey Your Lane!’ at BOZAAR, Lagos Photo Festival 2016 and Art X Lagos, Nigeria, and Art 14, England. Lakin Ogunbanwo has been recognised by the British Journal of Photography as one of the Top 25 Photographers of 2015 in their annual ‘Ones to Watch’ edition. Ogunabnwo was recently commissioned to create several installations for the window displays of Galeries Lafayette in Paris, as part of the ‘Africa Now’ exhibition