CS: Philadelphia Film Photography with Olu Okiemute

Class Code:
UUUCS8361
Skill Level:
@ Unique Photo PHILLY, PA

"My interest in taking the photographs that I do is typically guided by light and fueled by a true and genuine love for these spaces, people, machines, or whatever else you may find as a subject in one of my pieces. Similarly, what I photograph on the streets of Philadelphia and elsewhere is truly a body of work piloted by an adoration for the city and the microcosms of different cultural staples within it that make it what it is. This endless pursuit to encompass all of the different Philadelphias that exist and the people and the things that they do that prop those worlds up is the bulk of my portfolio."

Join Olu Okiemute on a personal journey through their many projects in film photography and Philadelphia.

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"Hi, my name is Olu I'm primarily focused on community documentation, portraiture, and contemporary street photography; all of which centers black joy and black experiences.

My portfolio also includes bodies of work that document industrial history, urban transportation infrastructure, artists, friends family people on the street and my personal life. I consider all of these elements of my work to be an intersection of industrial design, infrastructure, architectural, and fine art photography.

My interest in taking the photographs that I do is typically guided by light and fueled by a true and genuine love for these spaces, people, machines, or whatever else you may find as a subject in one of my pieces. Similarly, what I photograph on the streets of Philadelphia and elsewhere is truly a body of work piloted by an adoration for the city and the microcosms of different cultural staples within it that make it what it is. This endless pursuit to encompass all of the different Philadelphias that exist and the people and the things that they do that prop those worlds up is the bulk of my portfolio.

It is also the basis for the several many (really, very many) long standing projects I’m working on that I plan to execute via printed publication in the coming years. The deep love and respect I have for those around me inspires me to see and highlight the beauty of passing moments wherein I have the great fortune of being a witness. Every moment I live and almost all of the work that I see serves as an inspiration to me and this creative practice is the fullest expression of my soul. I love what I do. The heart is the origin of my worldview. This is everything to me. <3 Thank you for the opportunity to share some of my words and my work with you!"

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Where are classes held? 
Unless stated otherwise, most classes are held in the Unique University classroom within the Unique Photo Superstore (123 US Highway 46 West, Fairfield, NJ 07004). We also hold classes at our Philadelphia, PA location (28 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106). 

What should I bring to class? 
You're encouraged to bring your camera and a notebook and pen to most classes. Some classes will require additional equipment, so please check the class descriptions. 

Will lunch or refreshments be included? 
Lunch and refreshments are not provided for any classes under 6 hours unless noted. 

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Unique Photo (Philly)

12/11/22 Sun 3:30PM

Unique Photo Philly
28 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

- 12/11/22 Sun, 3:30PM

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