Ade Ogunsanya

Taking portraits of strangers is becoming quite popular among photographers nowadays. I find that I normally see two types; 1) Complete focus on fashion with not much of a focus on technical photography 2) Technically sounds pictures that focus on repetition (taking the exact same headshot over and over again etc). What I strive for is a happy balance that incorporates a mix of good photography using composition and color theory and some elements of fashion.

For me it is more than just just collecting photos. The encounter and interaction is equally as important. The chance to meet new people and put a smile on people's faces is priceless.

If you see me around Tokyo with a big film camera on my neck come say hi and I will take your picture.

  • Around da block 6
    April 16th, 2013By Category: Photography
    It’s Saturday evening and my girlfriend askes me whether or not we are going to go and give the print to the old lady from Around da block 4 or not. I think about it for a while and tell her don’t worry about it. I was initially scared to go on my own but I have ... » Continue Reading
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    Around Da Block 5
    April 9th, 2013By Category: Photography
    A new day, new start. I decided that I will try to stop procrastinating and start to handle my business a bit more promptly from now on. First step, give the man from Around Da Block 3 his photo that I printed in the darkroom. He lives two floors below me, so I w ... » Continue Reading
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    Around Da Block 4
    April 2nd, 2013By Category: Photography
    So its like 6-7am, I just got up and my stomach’s growling off the hook. I look outside and there is still a few inches of snow on the ground. I put on a couple of layers, grab my mountain boots and leave the house in search of food. I decided to leave the camera ... » Continue Reading
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    Around Da Block 3
    March 26th, 2013By Category: Photography
    Da block I live on is kinda interesting. I remember going outside of my house a few times and seeing a few ladies running. I watched for a while and they were actually running laps around the building for exercise. I also noticed that there is an old guy with a w ... » Continue Reading
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    Around Da Block 2
    March 19th, 2013By Category: Photography
    On my way home a lady with glasses on a bike shouts out “Good morning and Happy New Year”. I look back and say Happy New Year back. She stops her bike next to me. I look and it is a lady I see sometimes whizzing past on her bike that normally smiles at me. Sh ... » Continue Reading
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    Around Da Block 1
    March 12th, 2013By Category: Photography
    I was out on Da Block early in the morning shooting still life stuff when I saw an elderly man walking with what looked like with his grandson. The old man was walking in the road, and the kid was on the edge of the side walk with his arms to his side using it to ... » Continue Reading
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    A Day in The Life – Yoyogi
    May 8th, 2012By Category: Photography
    Left the house with no plan (as usual) and was heading towards the station when I saw this guy. I normally see him on the weekends on the side of the road. I go up to him and say hi and he looks up to me and says hi back. Realizing he is gonna have to strain his ... » Continue Reading