Ola Adegoroye is a British Portrait & Fashion Photographer. She studied at Southampton Solent university and gained a BA in ‘Fashion Photography’ and has currently just completed a Master’s degree in ‘Creative Direction in Fashion and Beauty’.
She runs her own portrait business called ‘Luminate Portraits’. Her mission is to “create an experience for my clients that they will never forget and memories that will last forever.” She loves the feeling of helping women realise their beauty through creating bespoke fine art images. Ola gains inspiration from everything from TV, nature, architecture popular culture and everyday people. She describes her work as creative and different from the norm. She aims to create original content and never copy anyone else’s style.
During her degree; Ola was self-employed. Now graduated the skills she gained during her degree has given her the confidence to ask for bigger jobs and to set her fee at a higher rate. Ola believes that “with new technologies being introduced every day, a lot of people think that the creative industry is on the decline but I believe this pushes creatives to think outside the box”.
Her advice for aspiring students is to make use of the other students around you by collaborating in regards to university work and working on projects outside of university. She advises students to make use of the amazing facilities that are on offer to you within Southampton Solent university. The most important piece of advice she has to give is “not to panic if you find yourself in a situation where nothing seems to be going right, the amazing tutors within the university are there to support you. “
WORDS: CAMILLA MUSA
EDITED: TARA PAGE
PHOTOGRAPHY; OLA ADEGOROYE