08 Jan Get To Know Andikan + ColourSync
Colours could be characterised as a human visual perception. Have you ever wondered how the earth would be if it had no colour boring yeah? Very boring. Colours add life into everything even inanimate objects. Our eyes have the ability to distinguish different colours. Colours are so wonderful that it being splashed on different forms of objects is seen as art.
“Color is art Art is color and Art is life, so live on guys” Andikan
Muse 1 – Emma (Instagram: bolshevikbabe)
Muse 2 – Aditya (Instagram : iadieeag)
Photographer – Oluwapelumi ‘Andikan’ Edwin
Quick chat with Oluwapelumi ‘Andikan’ Edwin, an upcoming Lagos and Dubai-based photographer.
Tomisin for LL: Hello! Tell us a little bit about you
Andikan: My name is Oluwapelumi ‘Andikan’ Edwin, I am 19 years old. My favourite food is Jollof rice gizdodo and chicken if you wanna make me happy get me that. I am still in school just waiting to be out so I can go all out on my photography.
LL: What’s with the name ‘Andikan’?
Andikan: It is gotten from my middle-name is Andikanabasi and that is the only way to let people know I’m Akwa-Ibom, repping my father’s land. It means ‘Victory of God’.
LL: What or who got you started in photography?
Andikan: I would say Picasa, loved playing with Picasa that year, and my mum just got a point and shoot camera for her business which I used more often than her until she bought my first semi-DSLR camera.
LL: How would you describe your style?
Andikan: To be very honest I am still discovering my style, but I’m trying to build a new style which has a little bit of urban and African vibes.
LL: What type of cameras do you shoot with?
Andikan: I shoot with a canon 700d and my phone sometimes, I’m looking for someone to bless my life with canon 5d. Anyone?
LL: What gives you ideas and inspires you to create such great imagery?
Andikan: Basically everything around me and my feelings, I give God the glory.
LL: What motivates you to continue taking pictures – economically, politically, intellectually or emotionally?
Andikan: Haha money and great vibes most definitely! I try to show that I’m a genius sometimes.
LL: If not a designer, I would have liked to be a psychologist studying the human interaction. What would you have been?
Andikan: Footballer, but not fit enough.
LL: Lol, I hear that! What has been your most memorable shoot and why?
Andikan: Hm the shoot for Bris B’s Fatima video-shoot due to the reasons behind the shoot and what happened before we actually got to shoot at the major location we were actually not allowed in that environment but we were ready to break rules.
LL: A photographer(s) who inspires you?
Andikan: Sunmi Smart-Cole, TY Bello, Rog Walker and Slick Jackson.
LL: What do you think of the photography industry in Nigeria at the moment and where do you see it in 5years from now?
Andikan: I feel it is getting better but not the best, but I hope to inspire many more photographers to be better so that we are the best soon enough.
LL: If someone said ‘How can I be the next Andikan?’ What would you say?
Andikan: Be you, that’s just the best being you, you might just be better than Andikan.
LL: Is there anybody or anything you would love to photograph?
Andikan: Asa and the location – Hong Kong! I LOVE her music so much!
LL: Thanks for your time, looking forward to all your upcoming work!
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