Simisola Babalola is a 16 year old visual Storyteller & conceptual self taught photographer. She known on social media as “Simzsco” which is her brand name. She has also been taking pictures for about three years now.. Simisola is a creatively deep young lady who expresses her strength through photography.
The word “Proficient” means good at doing something or skilled and experienced in the sense of the photographs.
It portrays the lives of people (sellers) at oluwo chief market popular known as the epe fish market located on the north side of the lekki lagoon, Lagos Nigeria.
The term “proficient” expresses the power given to men and women at the market, it also shows how well skilled and hardworking they are towards their occupation.
During my brief documentary with random sellers at the market, I felt so inspired by the way these people believe so much in their passion and struggle, I found it sincerely empowering and beautiful. Clive Barker once said “any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep” there and then I truly understood all what his evocative words meant.
A Forsaken Transcendence
“A Forsaken Transcendence” is a documented body of work shot
at Ebute Metta, Lagos Nigeria.
Ebute Metta is a neighborhood of Lagos mainland.
The title “A Forsaken Transcendence” visually means Abandoned beyond the range of normal or physical human experience”
The series of photographs were taken at a “forgotten” railway station.