As you already know, we love to share our new findings, above all if they are inspiring and talented photographers. Today we want to introduce you Ope Odueyunggbo, a London based photographer and social media influencer, which main photographic subjects are the streets of the busy city he lives in. Here you are the first part of his interview and some of his most inspiring pictures.
- Hello Ope, welcome on MPT, thank you so much for the time you dedicate us, we are really looking forward to knowing more about you and your idea of photography. Let’s start from this, do you consider photography as art or more as communication? Or is it both?
No problem, glad to be included.
I’d say there’s definitely a balance between the two. These days, photography can be interpreted any way.
- You are young but already a popular photographer, who collaborates with several international brands, has your approach towards photography changed during the years?
I took up photography aged 16, my approach to it has changed a lot since then. There’s so much more to consider now in terms of methods, techniques / styles and the kind of clients you want to attract. Back when I started, my initial interest in photography was purely based on capturing moments on the streets. Growing up, I had to change that approach in order to show some versatility and improve my game overall.
- When is a picture really able to tell a story or what should a photograph impart to people?
Photographs that capture moments, situations or life in general, these are the images that would usually tell a story. I feel that all photographs don’t have to tell a story but should convey some sort of mood / feeling. As I mentioned before, photography can be interpreted any way. I’ve known people to interpret some of my work in a way I didn’t even think of.
- You live in London a perfect scenario for several photographic subjects, which are your favorite subjects to portray and above all what would you like to tell with your pictures?
I’ve always loved documenting the streets but I’ve found that I do enjoy portraying architecture and more recently, people in London. For me, I like to portray the side / people of London that aren’t so popular but still amazing. Nothing in particular I’d like to tell in my images but I’m always looking to show positivity, good vibes with a little appreciation for architecture.
Continue reading for the second part of this interiew.