Eclectic. Unconventional. Rebellious. Wavy.
Words used to describe Jennifer Ejoke, better known in Naija’s hippie scene simply as ‘Wavy (The creator)‘. She wears many hats, literally and figuratively as a Photographer, Film-maker, Visual artist, style influencer and owner of the clothing line ‘Aziz’ and as of last week, she dropped a single titled ‘HIGH’, a smart play on words as it simultaneously stands for ‘Her In Greater Heights’ and also describes her state of mind.
In a recent chat with Farabale, Wavy let us in on her style and creativity and her experience with working with musician Olamide.
On what it was like being embedded in Olamide’s entourage during his tour:
“It’s almost like being a paparazzi and you have to know what you want to capture and capture it. I is a different experience, it’s a different vibe when you are shooting. The thrill of having to change settings while someone is performing is pretty awesome. It’s a pretty different experience.”
On people who do not believe photography is an art form:
“Why not? I see everything as art. I think it’s crazy for people to feel photography is not art.”
On her personal style and how often she get’s the side-eye from people who wonder whether she’s a boy or a girl.
“All the time, especially since I came to Nigeria. I don’t even know why they look anymore. I get that look a lot. I just smile or confront them, ask if they are looking for something.”
About her influences she said
“To be honest I never really studied any famous or great photographers. I never had any role models, because literally I just picked up a camera and decided I wanted to shoot but I have being inspired by my friends.”
Lastly, on the over-dependence of photographers on photo manipulation software she said:
“It’s kind of 50/50 because sometimes there are pictures you take and it doesn’t come together until you are done editing. You should do most of your work pre-edited and the rest after editing.”
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