Ore Ogunlude

Lighting, composition, post-processing

Seeing

Tools: Adobe Lightroom Classic, Adobe Photoshop, FigJam

The brief

In today’s fast-paced, video-centric world, “Seeing” pauses time to spotlight the unique details only found in still images. Photographs—great ones especially—slow things down and particularize, inviting us to linger and find unity. It challenges the notion that a photo’s meaning is solely the photographer’s intent, making us aware of the difference between watching and seeing.

DANIEL, SOFINARI, AYHSA

A gift and a curse

Like the garden of Eden, your hunger for seeing paralleled the timeless curiosity of Adam.
”I want to see,” you say, eyes big and wide.

Shh, seeing isn’t easy; it’s a challenging game, as many would agree.

Pain often comes with questions we can’t answer. As our eyes shut for the last time, maybe the absence of those questions speaks louder than any answer ever could.

marisSa

Rhodo

In Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, my camera found its muse: Marissa.

We had planned to shoot three outfits, each narrating a different facet of the Garden and Marissa herself. The first shot bathes you in warmth as if the sun is smiling down on you as you smell the ocean. In the second, Marissa’s subtle gaze toward a flower pulls you into a moment of reflection. The final series strips away the sunshine, leaving you with an intimate sense of chill—each frame a juxtaposition of Marissa’s introspective beauty against nature’s raw canvas.

chantelle

Black is beautiful

Black Queen, black skin, I see the Eve within.
Without you, the world would not spin,
You have all the elements of the earth,

You are the truthful element to this earth.

Melanin Queen,
Don’t you see,
You are the Golden Seed.

Protecting Black Women is the same as protecting Mother Nature.
The beginning & the end.

Written by Lyfe Kirby

SOFINARI, AYHSA

Lemon pop

What do you do when life gives you lemons?

DANIEL

$20

Jide reconnects with someone, acknowledges owing $20, and appears to offer a solution.

Jide: Long time no see bro…

Jide: …oh yea, I remember I owe you $20.

Jide: Well here’s what I have.
Jide: …still talking yea?

Jide: Rest In Peel.

Jide: Oh wait a minute…

Jide: …what kind of foolery is this?

Jide: Brother, please!

Jide: Hello Mom…

Jide: …I need to borrow $20.

DANIEL, SOFINARI, AYHSA

A gift and a curse

Like the garden of Eden, your hunger for seeing paralleled the timeless curiosity of Adam.

“I want to see,” you say, eyes big and wide.

Shh, seeing isn’t easy; it’s a challenging game, as many would agree.

Pain often comes with questions we can’t answer. As our eyes shut for the last time, maybe the absence of those questions speaks louder than any answer ever could.

marisSa

Rhodo

In Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, my camera found its muse: Marissa.

We had planned to shoot three outfits, each narrating a different facet of the Garden and Marissa herself. The first shot bathes you in warmth as if the sun is smiling down on you as you smell the ocean. In the second, Marissa’s subtle gaze toward a flower pulls you into a moment of reflection. The final series strips away the sunshine, leaving you with an intimate sense of chill—each frame a juxtaposition of Marissa’s introspective beauty against nature’s raw canvas.

chantelle

Black is beautiful

Black Queen, black skin, I see the Eve within.

Without you, the world would not spin,
You have all the elements of the earth,

You are the truthful element to this earth.

Melanin Queen,
Don’t you see,
You are the Golden Seed.

Protecting Black Women is the same as
protecting Mother Nature.
The beginning & the end.

Written by Lyfe Kirby

SOFINARI, AYHSA

Lemon pop

What do you do when life gives you lemons?

DANIEL

$20

Jide reconnects with someone, acknowledges owing $20, and appears to offer a solution.

Jide: Long time no see bro…
Jide: …oh yea, I remember I owe you $20.
Jide: Well here’s what I have.
Jide: …still talking yea?
Jide: Rest In Peel.
Jide: Oh wait a minute…
Jide: …what kind of foolery is this?
Jide: Brother, please!
Jide: Hello Mom…
Jide: …I need to borrow $20.

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In today’s fast-paced, video-centric world, “Seeing” pauses time to spotlight the unique details only found in still images. Photographs—great ones especially—slow things down and particularize, inviting us to linger and find unity. It challenges the notion that a photo’s meaning is solely the photographer’s intent, making us aware of the difference between watching and seeing.

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