An independent Photographer in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Olorunleke Grace Tosin has said that her passion for photography is beyond human comprehension, as she has always had passion for the art before venturing into it as a professional.
Tosin who spoke with LEADERSHIP in Abuja, talked about her love for Cameras and how she ventured into Photography as a trade.
According her, she was a front desk Receptionist at Gleam Studios in Jabi District of Abuja, where she got inspired by a lady Photographer (Flora) and since then she has never stopped wanting to handle the Camera.
“I always admired the way Flora handled the Camera and something inside of me stirred up and I began to desire it secretly”.
Olorunleke who hails from Yagba local government area of Kogi state, said she had since grabbed the opportunity when her Boss offered to train her on how to snap passport photographs, so that she can serve as back up in the Studio when other photographers are engaged outside the Studio.
Tosin explained that she also took the opportunity to train as a professional photographer, which gave her the confidence to now become independent in the Art of Photography, taking her trade within and outside Nigeria.
She also expressed her desire to train young Nigerians and willing adults in the Art of Photography, in order for them to be self reliance in the midst of the present recession in the country.
Tosin who recently returned from South Africa where she took her Photography and Make up trade as she covers a society wedding between Phumi, a South African and Chris, a Tanzania who tied the knot in a society wedding, said photography is one of the ways young people are making it big in this present dispensation.
The independent Photographer who explained her love in photography, said she has been a friend of Phumi who she met during the summer of 2015 in Dubai and in show of trust and confidence of her talent, she was flown to South Africa on Febuary 28th to handle the photographs session and returned to Nigeria on March 11th 2017.
According to the Independent Photographer, it is her desire now to “train young ones and willing adults in the Art of Photography” which she said was first challenging especially when she first came in contact with Camera while visiting the set of the film, Zyra, a film Directed by veteran Director, Douglas Enogieru.
This beautiful and dogged Photographer cannot hid her love for “Nikkon Cameras” and has gone ahead to acquire a few sophisticated Nikkon Products.
If Olorunleke is not behind the cameras, then she engages in Make-up, an Art she fell in love with during the production the film Zyra, Directed by Douglas Enogieru.