“The city of Lagos is a huge source of inspiration for me, especially when I come across images taken from as far back as the 1960’s. I find it interesting comparing old Lagos to present day Lagos. The number of changes in this urban landscape has been enormous. In my quest for historical images of Lagos I have decided to fill in the gap and create my own images of the city in the hopes that it will inspire someone in the near future.”
The City of Lagos
Oyebola Famuyiwa (born1987) is a fine art photographer with strong interests in architecture and aerial photography. He ventured into photography while studying Electrical Electronics Engineering at the prestigious University of Ibadan. He currently manages ArtbyOye (Fine Art Photography), Potterclay Photography (Lifestyle and Events Photography) and PixBus (Mobile Photo Booth in a 1979 VolksWagen Bus). As a little child he always wondered how a photographer could capture images with a camera and deliver large framed prints. This fascination with image processing at a very tender age encouraged him to save up and buy his first analog camera gear in junior secondary school. Oyebola’s works have been featured in exhibitions such as the 2009 Life In My City Art Festival (LIMCAF), British Council iCreative Expo 2011, Lagos Photo “2011 Amateur Photography Competition” and the 2019 “China-Nigeria Friendship in Pictures” Photography Competition. His works have also been featured in international and local magazines. He also has his work in the Lagos Edition of the Monopoly Electronic Banking game which is produced by Bestman Games Limited. As a strong believer
in humanity he searches beyond the obvious thereby creating art even in the most uninteresting places. He is inspired by the creative possibilities of nature, the versatility of humans and the opportunities these afford him.