Friday, November 9, 2012

"ITAN" - A Tale of African Mythology Through the Lens of Top Female Photographer, Yetunde Babaeko

If I recall vividly, the first exhibition I attended of Yetunde Babaeko's works was around 3 to 4 years ago back at the Goethe Institut in VI. The exhibition which featured four photographers/artists including Yetunde Babaeko,  Kelechi Amadi-Obi and more (can't remember their names now) was quiet fun, the photographers/artists showcased naked photographs of the female physique.
It was quite interesting and almost awkward considering the public's - especially Lagosians' reaction to nudity, non the less, it was one of my favourite open exhibitions then.

Skip few months/a year after that I started working with Kelechi Amadi-Obi while I continued to follow Yetunde's work. Working with Kelechi made me realize his kin interest in nude photography, I noticed he purchased and owned lots of books on naked photography - how to create the right scene and the basics of naked photography. He photographed different stories - quite thrilling ones - of the female physique. The most important thing about Kelechi's photography is how he carefully, in a professional way takes these pictures without making it exotic, rude or vulgar. He inculcates a so mature attention to the details of the female body which overall makes the viewer appreciate as well understand clearly the woman body - I enjoy his creativity.
Skip back few days ago to the Porsche Centre, venue of Yetunde's on going exhibition titled - 'ITAN' . The exhibition featureS well captured scenarios of a woman's naked activities (you need to see the photos to understand, see below). Each piece of art tells a story, a fine one of the beautiful characteristics of the female physique.

Here are few photos of the on going exhibition...

The exhibition which started on the 10th of November continues till the 23rd November at the Porsche Centre, Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island.

Yetunde Babaeko

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