We had the good fortune of connecting with Ibrahim Madugu and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ibrahim, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Before I started my photography brand, I was obsessed with pictures and art in general. My brand is only an envision of that obsession. The obsession with creating art and capturing beautiful moments.
Hence my thought process for starting my brand included a desire to influence people with my creativity and also help change the world.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My pictures and art are all a reflection of my attempt to express myself through photography. Part of what sets me apart from others is my ability to birth pictures that are worth remembering and being able to create results with little resources.
I got to this point with the help of my friends. I never had intentions of going into full-time photography but my friends saw the creative spark and kept encouraging me to be better.
It wasn’t easy and the more I grew, the more difficult it became but I kept pushing to this point.
I have learned that the key to building an artistic brand is to keep your eyes on the vision, on why you started what you do in the first place.
I want the world to see my brand as one that will change the definition of photography in this modern age and inspire others to be the best of themselves.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’d take my friend first, to the beach. I enjoy the sunshine and the feel of wet sand against my feet not to mention the serenity and peace that exists there.
Also, an art gallery would be a cool place to be in especially if your friend happens to be as enthusiastic about art as you are.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate this shout-out to my mother, Janet Madugu. She has been extremely supportive of my growth over the last few years.
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