Interview with Portrait & Lifestyle Photographer Pelumi ‘Andikan’ Edwin

Oluwapelumi Edwin 4.jpgFor those who are unaware of your work, Tell us about yourself? Where did you grow up? 

Oh yeah so I’m Oluwapelumi ‘Andikan’ Edwin, I live in Lagos but I am from Akwa Ibom and yes I’m ashamed of my self never been to my hometown. what else can I tell you about ?I’ll describe my self as a portrait & lifestyle photographer for now because you know, interests could change anytime.

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What did you major in?

I went to the MiddleEssex University, Dubai to study business information systems cause yeah yunno every Business needs a proper system to run on, but I also studied at the YouTube photography school of science and Technology 🙂

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Why Photography?

Why photography? To be honest it all started as a joke, no reason in particular so it feels more like photography was made for me because yeah I am really bad at expressing my self with words but well yeah visuals is my best way to express myself.

What inspires you to create such beautiful images?

I always say this, everything around me inspires me so yeah the people around me inspire me.

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What’s in the bag? ( Your camera bag)

A 60d canon 2 speed lights a 50mm 28-70mm & an 18-105mm lens.

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What is your favourite image you have shot recently? Can you describe its creation in regard to location, lighting, composition etc., also your thoughts when creating the image and what it means to you?

Hm my favourite image I have shot recently isn’t out yet cause I’m kind of looking for the best way to put this out. It’s a shoot promoting plus size models in Nigeria. I made sure I shot this out doors with an element of nature to give it a daring look cause the model is half naked showing her flaws and owning her flaws.

Look out for this one.

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What is your best digital tool for work and how important is this tool to your finished images? 

My camera is my most important tool, cause with out my camera there’s no picture to take (when I say my camera I mean any type of camera; I’ll make it mine)

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on my rebranding, but also sketching down ideas which would be implemented soon.

What’s your dream destination project?

My dream destination project would probably be in Amsterdam I would love to go see the city I have heard a lot of stories and yeah I’m a cruise guy so curating a project about Amsterdam would be lit.

Where do you see the future of arts and creativity in Nigeria? 

I see Nigerian art being showcased in every part of the world crossing borders due to the world becoming flat (global).

If you won a lottery, who is the first person you would call? 

I’ll call my mum if I won a lottery and yeah we going to Jerusalem the next week.

Thank You for Time

Check out Andikan on Instagram

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