We weren’t joking when we said we would be doubling down on Crown Features. Today’s interview is about #LazyNigerianYouth, John Farinde. John is a photographer with a style all his own. He aims to tell a new type of story with his pictures and we are here for it! Check out our interview with him below.
Hello Lazy Nigerian Youth. Introduce yourself to the good people of TheArtOfAde.com.
I’m John Oluwatosin Farinde and I am a graduate of Bowen University. I obtained B.sc Computer Science at Bowen but I also have diploma in photography from Pixel Institute of Photography. I am a photographer and the founder of JohnAlade Digital Studio.
How come the name of your studio is JohnAlade Digital Studio but your name is John Farinde?
Well I came up with JohnAlade because my christian name is John and my native name is Alade.54
How long have you been doing photography full time?
I started my photography journey back in June 16 2013.
What’s your favorite thing to capture as a photographer ?
I am motivated by nature so I am always happy when I get the opportunity to capture it. Seeing the day break and the sun set really inspires me because it represents a new day and new opportunities. Nature shots are also rare in Nigeria because most photographers are into event coverage and lately, make up shots.
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Tell us a little something about JohnAlade Photography team.
JohnAlade digital studio is managed by a team of professional photographers. We have the a number of sections: photo studio section, cinematography section, makeup section and an entertainment section.
How long have you had a team and what’s the experience like working with a team?
Its been four years and the experience has been fantastic. Working with a team has not only made me a better professional but also a better person.
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What are the challenges that you have faced with this photography as a business?
There are many challenges that we face while rendering photography services to clients such as clients not willing to balance up and clients arriving late for a booked photography session. What makes one a professional, however, is dealing with these challenges in the most tactical and conflict free way possible.
Who are the photographers that you look up to?
My mentors in the photography field are: Bayo Omoboriowo, Image Faculty, Obi Somto, Soutto photography UK and Jide Odukoya.
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One word of advice for those who would like to venture into photography?
My candid advice is that they should stick to their passion because money being driven by money won’t keep you long in the game.
What’s your favorite quote?
It’s actually a bible verse. ‘ For nothing will be impossible with God’ – Luke 1:37.
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