With the weird change going on all around world, it honestly feels like we have ran beyond the cliff, hanging in the air like cartoon characters defying gravity and not even knowing he is falling. Maybe we are falling or have even fallen and not trying to pick up the pieces of humanity.
Photography has been a wonderful escape to a world of the past and present full of imaginations that take us everywhere. Not speaking as an expert Psychologist, but I find Photography therapeutic and reflections from here or there, random or not has been for me a powerful way of connecting the world, its people and my environment.
Lets explore some random stuff and people from all around us. My eyes, Your Eyes.
Photos invoke sadness, love, joy, the past we are trying to run away from, good times, great people and the annoying ones, anticipation, never forgetting lots and lots of dearly departed, making Photography a potpourri of emotions for us all, an emotion sometimes worth pursuing.
Good thing in today’s world, the talent and mastery of Photography does not take owning a big camera, the phones in our pockets can also do the magic.. History has never, been so documented.
Keep taking pictures..
Bolaji Alonge is an artist, international photographer, actor and journalist from Lagos, Nigeria. His visual language speaks of the wonders of nature and human exchange, urban culture and searches for historical continuity in a world that is sometimes heavily fractured. He is also a globetrotter who has travelled around the world during the last decade documenting exotic culture and history. In May 2017, Bolaji organized his “Eyes of a Lagos Boy” photo exhibition at the prestigious Freedom Park in Lagos.
His second solo exhibition “Urban Culture – Historical Continuity” was held at One Draw Gallery, Ikoyi, Lagos in November 2018, establishing Bolaji’s brand of photography to a new audience, receiving great reviews from artists and art lovers worldwide
In February 2019, Bolaji showcased his work at Baza Studio in New York, The event was attended by the Nigerian Consul in New York, UN officials, art curators, musicians, artists, press and art aficionados. More projects in New York are planned for 2019.
All Photos by ARL for awefirm.org
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