This week we had the opportunity to interview the fresh and gifted photographer Femi Osinowo. Femi is the man behind the Nikon camera of Paosin Photography. It is late evening, but the mood for the interview is still live and chipper. We go through casual pleasantries and settle into the flow of our interview.
What is your Company name?
That’s an interesting name. Where did it come from?
Well, Paosin was a nickname I received while I was in the university. When deciding on a name for my business, I needed something short and memorable and Paosin fit perfectly.
That is awesome. Now let’s get to know the person behind the camera. Tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Femi Osinowo and I am from Ogun State, Nigeria. I spent my growing years in Nigeria and obtained by BSc (Computer Engineering) at Lagos State University before moving to the U.S. at the age of 29.
So what do you do in your freetime?
At one point in time, I was really into soccer games on the computer/Playstation. I also like movies and playing my guitar. Now, I spend more of my leisure time honing my skill as a photographer.
Where are you located?
I live and cover events throughout Maryland, the U.S. and Internationally.
Please give us a description on your company
The purpose of my company is to help couples immortalize the love, friendship and emotional moments of their special day. I take photos that will tell the story of their union even without needing words.
Getting back to the business side of things, we want to know, Why this profession? What is the story behind Paosin Photography?
Everything started a little over two years ago while experimenting with my cousin’s digital camera. I took the camera to a friend’s graduation party and after the first shot I could not stop snapping. The crowd was having such a great time and being able to capture those candid moments was such an indescribable thrill. A month later, I received my first DSLR, continued shooting and upgrading my equipment from there.
What are your creative influences?
My creative influence comes from the work of other seasoned photographers. I really admire their work and use it as fuel to continue developing my craft. My long-term goal is to shoot Weddings/engagements exclusively.
What is the most interesting event you have covered this year?
I recently covered an Asian engagement ceremony/party. It was quite interesting and unlike any event I had previously covered.
We ended the interview on a much lighter and random note with this question: What is your Favorite anything?
With a laugh he answers, “Taking pictures and currently, Pina Colada Slurpees”
Femi Osinowo is a photographer dedicated to his art (and his camera). One of the traits that make his work so unique is his use of angles and lighting to produce pictures that are not only beautiful and fun but allow the viewer to see a single event from multiple perspectives. He is also a proven perfectionist who does not stop until he has THE EXACT image/moment he set out to capture.
For more information or to book Paosin Photography for your next event contact Femi at:
Phone: 410-504-3311Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Images courtesy of Paosin Photography