Working at the confluence of editorial photography and classical portraiture, young Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo creates enigmatic portraits with an erotic and subversive undertone. His subjects exist defiantly in the frame often masked by shadow, drapery and foliage. His use of vibrant flat colour and bold compositions form a more minimalist homage to the African studio photography popular in the 1960’s and 70’s.
Born in Lagos, Ogunbanwo’s photography has been featured in the Times New York, ID online, British GQ and Riposte Magazine. He has completed commercial work for The New Yorker, Vogue Italia, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Bon Magazine, ELLE South Africa and Wall Paper Magazine. Recent exhibitions have included Lagos Photo Festival 2016, Art x Lagos and Art 14 London.