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Check Out Kiana Nwaka’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kiana Nwaka.

Hi Kiana, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Well, I always loved photos! I fell in love with photography by seeing photo albums all over my nana’s house and having her always taking my picture where ever we go. It’s the capturing memories that fascinated me the most as a young child. I got my first” kid camera” at the age of six, lol. At the end of high school was when I decided to take photography more seriously. It did take me a while to figure out my style and but I always knew that I wanted to in incorporate the beauty of my people in my craft so portraits is my thing!

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Nothing in this life is easy, no matter what they say! Especially being a creative entrepreneur. I’ve been doing this photography for about 4-5 years but it definitely hasn’t been linear. I have definitely taking month-long breaks during this journey because the creative process within itself takes time and then on top of that, entrepreneurship and get a little difficult when you’re taking on every role by yourself. Creating a one-woman photography team means that most of the time, you’re the photographer plus the creative director, appointment scheduler, consultant, set designer, and the list can go on. So balancing within this lifestyle can get a lil rocky but I gotta do it

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a photographer/ creative director in the making. I specialize in portraits and creative photoshoots. I am known for creating art that showcases the beauty of melanin and being able to put melaninated people in front of the camera.

I am most proud of hosting creative experience collaborations where local creatives can get together, network, and have a couple of hours dedicated to building their portfolio while in a genuine and comfortable space.

What do you like and dislike about the city?
I love how this city is so big and there’s always new experiences to be made here. The city is amazing for creatives to connect with others. And Auntie is nowhere like LA when it comes to its distinct culture

Something I least like about the city Is in some spaces, there just this disingenuous feel but wherever I am, I do my best to stay true to myself and bring positivity to wherever. I also HATE. The traffic! Lol.

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Image Credits
Models: Maame Hailey Jaila Malik Marquise Kody Reniya John Raven

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