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Some recent shots taken by Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo, one of my favourite contemporary fashion photographers.

There’s always an air of mystery to his images that make them incredibly unique. With the faces of the models hidden in these photos, the objective of making their clothing stand out and feel memorable is done so effortlessly.

Read Dynamic Africa’s exclusive Q&A with Lakin. 

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New work by Lakin Ogunbanwo opened at WHATIFTHEWORLD for the first time. Working at the confluence of fashion photography and classical portraiture, young Nigerian photographer Lakin Ogunbanwo creates enigmatic portraits with an erotic and subversive undertone. His subjects exist defiantly in the frame often masked by shadow, drapery and foliage. His use of vibrant flat colour and bold compositions form a more minimalist homage to the african studio photography popular in the 1960s and 70’s.