I am a photographer with a focus on people; using both analogue and digital cameras in search of philosophical intrigue and visual poetry.
Born in Scotland to a Ghanaian mother and an Aberdonian father, I am unarguably Ghanaberdonian. Like Madonna, my parents had an active 80s, fashioning not only me, but also two other Ghanaberdonians (both female). Into the Groove, indeed.
We were raised in the aggressively inoffensive suburbs of Glasgow’s Southside, where I grew a bountiful afro in preparation for attending Edinburgh University. There, I began seven years of legal study, which took me to France and London in the process. After all that, I took a year-long break to travel around the world and take photographs. It was on these travels that my passion for photography firmly took hold.
When I returned to the UK my hair was shorter. I qualified as a solicitor in London and went on to practice for two years. In search of more… Jazz, I left law in 2015 to pursue photography and writing. Soon afterwards, I reached the quarter-final of Sky Arts TV talent competition, Master of Photography. I have been glued to my camera’s viewfinder ever since.
I currently live between Bucharest, Romania; Glasgow and London. Besides taking pictures, I write and perform poetry (watch some here), occasionally at These Things of Ours. I am moved by soul and energised by hip hop. I wear hats. I eat a lot of cheese - typically soft, pungent and French.
If just one frame of my work makes you smile or frown, feel or think; that will be more than enough for me. Either way, holler at me some time.
Image by Cristina Paşalău, 2018