John Nkemakolam Uzor

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A graduate of Agricultural Extension from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Had my primary education in Abuja (Handmaids International Nursery and Primary School, Area 3, Garki, Abuja) before moving down to Enugu in 1998 where I attended the University of Nigeria Secondary School, Enugu Campus.

I never really envisaged myself as a photographer even during my school days… I have always had this notion of being part of the corporate world and being referred to as a “working class guy”… but as we all know, the “naija factor”… You never really end up where u started or where you wished to be.

After my NYSC in 2013, I actually tried my hands in Sales and marketing with Unilever Nigeria and Digital Dreams LTD (An ICT based company all within Enugu from 2013-2015 and 2015 -2017 respectively) and without a shadow of a doubt, I can proudly say I picked up few valuable lessons on the way.

I didn’t really realize I had the passion for photography until I started working with Digital Dreams. It was in December 2015, during the end of the year dinner party by chance, my boss asked me to document the activity with a digital camera which I casually did and after the event. Some of the pictures came out nice and was even shared on the company’s facebook page. I bought my first DSLR camera (a canon 70D) in January 2016 which used to create image for client who need photographs for their website instead of sourcing images online.

Still not fully satisfied my images, I decided to enroll for a Photography school in July, 2017. Since my graduation in November, I tried my hands on Portrait, Landscape, Events & Wedding, Food & Products photography. But I tend to have greater affinity for Landscape & Portrait photography.

My inspiration remains to view the world from a different perspective and tell a story, keeping the memories forever!!! My Aspiration is to travel round the world and be able to tell a story of how beautiful the world is through nature, environment, culture and heritage and help preserve them for ages to come not just with still photography… but with motion pictures.