Ope’s images are a study in contrast, a duality of perspective evident in his professional and personal work: extrovert vs. introvert, urban/architectural vs. personal/familial. He moves between his commercial and personal work with ease and fluidity, connecting with his subjects in a thoughtful, positive way that seems to bring out their best. Ope strives to capture viewers' attention and draws them in through his use of leading lines, grids and geometric patterns, and his experimentation with distances and vantages.
In addition to his commercial work for global brands like Audi, Adidas, and American Express, Ope shares a more intimate side of himself with his followers via his personal photographic journey – one that has taken him to destinations around the world, including Nigeria, where his family is from.
“I try to capture visually appealing images that bring a good vibe to the viewer, or at least an interest in knowing or seeing more. I’m always looking to show positivity.”
Ope’s work is presented by Trope in Parallel Lines, the second volume of Trope’s Emerging Photographers Series, a collection celebrating the work of young and emerging photographers around the world. Ope's images are also featured in the award-winning Trope London and in Trope Hong Kong, the second and third installments in the Trope City Edition Series.