Drawing inspiration from the vivacious compositions of '60s and '70s African studio photography, Lakin Ogunbanwo
captures the essence of Lagos (Nigeria) culture. Within his portraits, the Nigerian photographer and filmmaker often uses purposeful placement of fabrics and props to conceal the subject's face. This signature motif grants him the creative autonomy to craft a meticulous narrative, one that counteracts the West’s monolithic gaze on Africa. We talk with Ogunbanwo about creating across mediums, motion work and his upcoming residency in Amsterdam.