My name is Obi, and I'm a wedding photojournalist working out of London, and who with my team, shoot weddings and portraits mainly in the UK.
I'm afraid, I don't have any emotional story about getting a camera as my 10th birthday present, or how my father before me was a photographer. I was just a regular IT analyst who a couple of years back, simply came across some amazing images online, and a passion was ignited. So after loads photography books, thousands of images shot, countless hours on photo forums, and several years later, here I am, using my God given talent to do what I simply love doing ...
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Obi. The following awards have been earned by Obi from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
I don’t feel the photographer’s presence in this image at all - just the subject’s anticipation. The crisp and rich black & white tones are exquisite.
Either these bridesmaids are waiting for their cue, or they are eager to see the scene, or, most likely both. Regardless of the why is the what - a delightful slice from the wedding day.
The tight crop in this savory image helps viewers to focus on a ubiquitous ritual. The dramatic side light also lends a highlighting hand and, interestingly, serves as a pseudoleading line into the image while the surrounding darkness envelopes this ritual like a virtual marker circling the moment (in case we miss the obvious).
Oh for want of a clip-on tie. Fortunately the man at right seems to know what he”s doing, after all, the tie he's already wearing looks like it has been correctly tied. This image is a good example of how photography can take a subtle moment, a single frame that can turn a fretting forehead and uplifted eyes into something more. The use of a low angle was the perfect way to avoid background clutter that helps the viewer reach the moment with speed and accuracy.
I really like the view the photographer used when they shot through the horses. This was a different look and I think it really worked. It is important to point out that you don't always have to see every part of the subject to know what the subject is.
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