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Profit Idowu

Jan 17, 2019

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Seeing with Urbane Aperture

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  1. (of a person, especially a man) suave, courteous, and refined in manner.



Every season has its purpose.

“Urbane Aperture” came in a moment when there were more lows than highs. A lot of transition entered pockets of my life faster than I knew what to do with. A mix of good and bad moments balled into one fireball of experience.

What’s in a name?

We call the things we see out in the world by their name but have no real first-hand experience on how their name came to be (like “Tree” or “Air” for example). You could google it and find the etymology of the name you’re searching for, but that’s it. I can only imagine what it would have been like for the person tasked with creating and documenting what things mean in the early days of the world. It took me one whole year to land on a name for my expression of photography. It holds all my dreams, hopes, aspirations, and ways of engaging life critically by trying to develop eyes that see beyond the surface level. This name allows my current clients, future clients, friends, and family to hold me responsible as a professional. I’d say what’s in this name causes me to look at all I am responsible for and do my best to steward each one well.

Seeing through the eyes of others.

You’ve seen and experienced life through your own eyes. Lenses that have captured a worldview unlike anyone else. As you’ve transitioned through or approaching new seasons of your own, there’s a story waiting to be told. I’d be honored to play your modern-day historian, pick up my camera and a few lenses, and capture your bespoke moments in time. So, I ask, what story will we tell together?