Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Lakin Ogunbanwo

Jun 18, 2017 - Matthew Bradley

The next set of photographs that I would like to see in the form of a book, are those of Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo. Making a name for himself in the realms of fashion photography, Lakin has also shot a large amount of personal work which he has exhibited in a number of solo exhibitions. One of my favourite series is the body of work titled ‘Are We Good Enough’, which features a number of ‘portraits’ of men adoring various traditional Nigerian Hats. The simplicity of this series is very effective in focusing the attention to the symbolic nature of the hats, whilst still speaking equally about identity through the obstruction of the model’s face.

 

You can find more of Lakin’s work here.