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Meet Oluwatobi Odukoya

Today we’d like to introduce you to Oluwatobi Odukoya.

Hi Oluwatobi, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
It all started with a point and shoot camera back in 2007. A Nikon CoolPix point and shoot to be exact. I haven’t been without a camera since then.

Since I was younger, I have always been fascinated with capturing moments in life. The beauty of nature, people, etc. It has always been something I enjoyed capturing.

My sister bought me my first camera ever back in 2007, and I’ve never been without one since.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
No road trip is ever a straight drive. There were many pit stops along the way. Many of them were mental, while the rest of them came from inexperience and lack of knowledge. At the time that I started taking photography more serious, the demand for photographers weren’t that high, so getting clientele wasn’t the easiest.

There were also many moments of self-doubt. I made a decision to be a full-time photographer so early, so I was not sure if I would be financially well all of the time or not.

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a Fashion/Editorial photographer that specializes in capturing the beauty of black people in the most vibrant way possible. I am known for the angles and tones of my images.

I am proud of how much growth the photography industry has seen over the past few years, but from a personal standpoint, I am proud of the amount of work I have accomplished.

What sets me apart from others would be my ability to make anyone in front of my lens comfortable and feel like a supermodel. The most important thing for anyone is for them to feel at peace, and I believe I do a good job at that.

If we knew you growing up, how would we have described you?
Funny enough, I was a pretty quiet kid. I would usually be at home playing games all day or with my cousins playing football. I had a huge interest in football but ended up not playing for too long. I also enjoyed cooking a lot. Around my family, I would talk more and crack a lot of jokes.

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