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Meet Kobe Boateng

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kobe Boateng.

Kobe, before we jump into specific questions about your work, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Well, to get started I’ve always loved art my whole life I’ve always been into photography, fashion and anything that involves being creative. The first time I realized this was my calling was when my mother bought me a webcam for Christmas when I was just ten years old and I just couldn’t stop taking pictures and videos with it. I found it so intriguing that you were in control of an image or a visual that you created. I then started downloading some bootleg photo & video editing programs and playing around with colors and effects.

After that, I knew this was what I was meant to do with my life. Initially, when I first started doing photography I wasn’t doing anything fashion-related with it. In my mind, I thought I had to choose one or the other, but as time went on and I turned eighteen I realized that I could incorporate both fashion and photography into my art pieces and make them astonishing, timeless pieces. I’ve had endless support from God, my family, and friends. I wouldn’t be this sane and humble if it wasn’t for them. The support that I’ve gotten from all of them is just surreal! They make me a stronger artist and keep me grounded.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Yeah, when I first started doing photography it was definitely a smooth ride, I was doing it for fun because I loved it so much! I would just pick up my camera, call up some friends and just take pictures. The ride got bumpy when I started looking at photography as my career instead of just something I did for fun. I had to wake up every morning with a business mindset. I had to be strategic in everything I was doing.

The biggest struggle I personally battle with is me thinking I’m never doing enough. I would have some days in the summer where I would cry because I couldn’t think of a concept to shoot or execute, or call my friends and ask them for advice on how I can get out of the depressive haze I was going through. I thought I was losing my creative flow. I always felt like I had to create content every single day to be seen as this photography mastermind, but I just realized that it’s quality over quantity I would rather put out work that’s great every five months than something that’s not so great every day.

We’d love to hear more about your work.
We specialize in high fashion photography and visuals. What I’m most proud of as a company is that we have put in blood, sweat, and tears in everything we have done. What set’s us apart from others is that I’ve created very unique pieces of art that mean a lot to me. I try to make my work come from a special feeling that I have so that every time I go back to play or look at that art piece I remember where I was in my life emotionally, physically and mentally.

What were you like growing up?
As a kid, I was always the wild class clown. I would always get in trouble by teachers and just always causing a commotion. I didn’t look at it as a bad thing, I just realized that I was just a very outgoing individual. I was a big fan of Dan Schneider’s TV shows and movies & resembled some of his crazy tactics. Growing up I always knew I was going to be an artist, and as an artist, you can’t be too shy. When I got to high school I toned it down a little with my wild behavior and just kept to myself, but when I’m with my friends I’m the wild card of the group.

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