The other day I came across the cutest project of 2018 so far and I wanted to dedicate a little appreciation post to the talent behind this project, Stephen Tayo , and all the tiny fashionistas.
Tayo has no education in photography, he just finished studying Philosophy at the University of Lagos, but he has what’s more important: a passion to create and capture moments, blessed with a creative gift basically. I’ve personally always been a fan of “people watching”, so yes, I’m in awe of the magic a 23 years old can create by simply observing and documenting the ordinary environment and people around him. It’s beautiful how much joy one can find in the smallest things, at the same time empowering other beings and putting a smile on their face.
“Even if they don’t always have the means, people find a way to be fabulous.”
The cuties are all twinning because it’s a Nigerian longstanding tradition and when visiting Nigeria and attending special occasions – weddings, holidays, funerals and such, you’ll often see families dressing alike in the distinctive Ankara print which is called Anko in Lagos. On New Years’s Day Stephen Tayo photographed the tiny Kings & Queens who flaunted their lovely matching outfits in an area along the Lagos Lagoon, Ikorodu where he grew up.
More of Tayo’s work and talent on his Instagram, make sure you check it out and show some love and support.