Charles Osagie Omoruyi, aka OO Charles is a creative, passionate photographer, whose love of photography can be perceived by anyone who has seen any of his works. He was born on the 2nd of March eons ago; the 3rd of 4 children to his parents from Edo state of Nigeria.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of Abuja and an MSc. in International Business at the Brunel University in London, UK.
OO Charles has concluded a few projects like the Good Hair Series – Celebrating African Hair; the ‘Work of My Hands’ Project with Pam E Chic – Celebrating Hard Working Nigerians and he gave back to the country by making documentaries of IDPs with different Agencies in the past year.
In a brief interview with a HelloNaija Representative, he had a few things to say.
My motivation is RECESSION and CHANGE!!! (chuckles). I have always loved photography. A hobby, really, but I am more motivated to do more when I see top quality images from photographers I admire or just from the environment or situation I find myself in as well as the innate ability to do better than my previous best.
To be honest, I just think it’s the people around me… They’re always striving for success. People like Joey, Azeez, Lawrence… their actions and processes inspire me to do better.
That would be Ademola Olaniran… Top photographer. All round good guy, learnt too much from him.
Well, my favorite place is London. I love Red and my favorite book is Harry Potter.
LIFE GUIDING WORDS TO SHARE
‘There’s no greater danger than playing it safe’…I think I saw it on a Nike ad. I love it.
WORDS FOR UPCOMING YOUTHS
Charles: That would be; ‘Work hard and play hard’… emphasis on the ‘work hard’
Thank you Mr. Charles for your time.
Mr. Charles is an inspiring and interesting story. He is a role model to upcoming youngsters who will want to take a profession in the world of photography.
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