Here’s something I’ve learned lately. The trick to finding ideas regarding what to photograph is to convince yourself that everyone and everything has a story to tell. But then again, I don’t think anyone needs much convincing in that regard because the advantage of that opinion is that it’s true regardless of how you feel. If meeting and photographing people is your strongest inclination as a creative, I can’t tell you how incredibly easy it’s become now more than ever to literally meet anybody. You just have to have the deep-rooted interest to do so.
I don’t always necessarily expect a reply back from people I reach out to via Instagram but when I do, it’s invariably a sweet thing because it becomes a testament to how invaluable this platform can really be and that it’s not all about pointless selfies. I had the pleasure of meeting up with Steven Onoja recently as we strolled through Williamsburg, Brooklyn and spoke about having been born and raised in Nigeria but now resides in New York where he’s fully immersed himself in the world of of menswear and makes a full-time living from it.
Steve has worked with amazing companies like Nike Sportswear, Levis, Herschel Supply, Kato Brand, Raen Optic, Boast USA, Glamour Kill, and many more! His passion, experiences, ideas, and perspectives are shared through his personal site Ostentation and Style giving hope to uplift and contribute to culture as a whole.