Jide Odukoya started his photography career when he purchased a Canon 550D from savings he made doing digital graphics design, branding of small-scale businesses and buildings (front-end aesthetics for) websites.
He quickly fell in love with street photography and has since photographed on the streets of Nigeria across major cities, including Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. His styles is Contemporary, Urban, Artistic and Photo journalistic, and has been greatly influenced by wedding and street photography.
His works focus on social urbanization, immigration and domestic issues and conceptual work. Through a combination of photography, text and digital art, he aims to illustrate broader issues through individual stories. His work is a testament to his belief that intimate, sensitive photographs are a catalyst to change and sterilization to human suffering.
His works have been widely featured in a lot of photo festivals around the world and in popular dailies both locally and internationally, e.g, New York Times, The Guardian UK and American Al Jazeera.
He holds a national diploma in Industrial Maintenance Engineering from the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, and a B. Sc. in Systems Engineering from the prestigious University of Lagos.
His work can be seen on jideodukoya.com/.