Emeke Obanor is an enthusiastic young artist working in the medium of Photography and Photo-reportage. Emeke was born to be an artist. A native of Delta State, Nigeria, since early childhood Emeke showed a love for drawing and painting. He became well known for his creative and artistic abilities, with a talent for art and aesthetics, he chose a career in Theatre and the Arts, “intuitive” and “fresh” have been the words used to describe this exciting young artist.
Obanor doesn’t “create” his photographs. He just happens upon commonplace things displaying uncommon beauty, and he seems to feel in his bones their potential to become art. Education and experience have honed his skills and helped him gain greater insight to his medium
Based primarily in the Oil rich but crisis torn Niger Delta region of Nigeria, he uses intuition and feeling to capture the lives of ordinary people in the area.
What sets his work apart is knowledge of the subject, patience and the use of light. Emeke Obanor was the winner of “Unbreakable Nigerian Spirit” National competition organized by the African Artist Foundation. His works have been exhibited at various galleries and Art shows around Nigeria,West Africa and Europe.
Although versatile in various areas of photography, Emeke Obanor focuses more on Photo-reportage, which he uses to show the social, cultural and spiritual life in the Niger-Delta region.
Whats in the bag?
Emeke shoots Canon cameras and lenses.
More pictures and further details can be found at www.fotovistas.com
All images copyright © Emeke Obanor