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About Kayode Okeyode

I first picked up a camera in the mid 1980s; it was my mum’s camera and I was tasked with getting some candid shots during a wedding. The pictures came back from the lab all blurry and out of focus and I resolved never to touch a camera again.

I discovered Flickr in July 2005 and immediately signed up; I was inspired by the pictures I was seeing and ended my self-imposed ban by getting a small point-and-shoot camera in September 2005. It was a Nikon E7900 and I used that camera until December 2005 when I upgraded to a Canon 20D.

These days, I shoot with a Canon 5D and a Panasonic LX3.

London is the only city I know and my focus has been on photographing its interesting landmarks in all kinds of weather. However, I have also been encouraged to introduce human elements into these landmarks as well.

I love photography and I remember spending hours over my mum’s old albums some of which date back to the 1940s; I think those old pictures have really influenced my decision to take up photography as a hobby but I am still trying to find my voice in this medium; I am still trying to understand if what I do really matters at all and I find that I am constantly embarrassed by my work. They lack “soul”.

 

31 responses to “About Kayode Okeyode

  1. HL

    March 21, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Your photos are beautiful. Perhaps being lost is part of life’s journey. I am sure you will find your way one day.

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  2. Ellie

    April 24, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    You have a real eye for composition and talent for subject matter. Please do continue. Your the camera brings it all together beautifully

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  3. annbrooksphoto

    May 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Hi Kayode,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog regarding Ganges Bathers. Your own London night shots are quite lovely. Currently my main camera is a Canon 40D, which I love. I notice you’re also using the Pano LX3. I’m really tempted by it.

    Do check my answer to your comment above about being lost. It’s on my own blog comment answering yours there. Also above, you say you were inspired by your mums 1940s photos. Did you catch mine from 1950s posted down my blog page? AB

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  4. Abbie-grace Hunt

    October 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Hey…. I absolutely love your work, its so inspiring and beautiful. I’ve just started doing photography at huddersfield university and absolutely admire your work, and i was also wondering whether you could give me more information about yourself, as i’d like to reference to your work in my assignments.
    Thank you for your time
    Abbie-grace

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  5. Richard

    November 27, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Love it. Nothing to be embarrassed about here. An inspirational body of work, keep up the good work.

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  6. Callum

    November 27, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Hi Kayode,

    One of our clients would like to use one of your photos for a datasheet that we are producing.

    Is this something that you would be interested in? They are happy to consider purchasing it.

    I look forward to hearing from you,

    Kind regards

    Callum

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  7. Rupert Howe

    January 11, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Kayode,
    Your pictures are wonderful – I found your Flickr stream while looking for photos of Shepherds Bush for a local web design company I’m setting up, but I’m amazed by how beautifully and poetically you capture the city.
    As with Callum, above, please let me know if you would consider licensing any of your Shepherds Bush photos for me to use.
    Best,
    Rupert

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  8. James Green

    July 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Hey Kayode,

    I’ve been a contact on your flickr for a while, but only just found this website from your Spain celebration shots. They are incredible as is all of your work! A great inspiration. I think as far as the ‘soul’ part of photos is concerned, it’s more about what they mean to you. The soul grows into the photograph with time 🙂

    James

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  9. Nnorom Felix Chiemeka

    November 27, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Kayode, you a genuis in this field that most people consider aan ill venture. the Bible says “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”
    Ecclesiastes 9:10
    Your shots are interestingly beautiful and full of life. please do not relent because someone somewhere is blessed seeing those shots.

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  10. Jennalise Kassanis

    December 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Kayode,

    I’ve tried to find an email for you,but haven’t been successful. I sent you an email through flickr, but not sure if you received it. I work for St. Paul Church and wanted to see if we could have permission to use some of your images of Hammersmith within the church and will display you as a featured artists. Please email me if you are interested.
    jennalise.kassanis@sph.org
    Really looking forward to hearing from you. You have an amazing talent!
    Sincerely,
    Jennalise

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  11. Helkias

    December 19, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    I really like your work. Reminds me why in spite of hating it I also like London

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  12. Kayode

    December 29, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Nice work, love your high contrast black & whites…

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  13. shirly sela

    February 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    hello.i am intrested in printing one of your photos for my living room, is it possible ?

    i am very impressed with this photo and would love to put it in my house.
    thanks in advance.
    Spoilt for choice

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  14. Agustin

    April 15, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Hi, I would like to purchase on of your pictures: London Oxford Street Shoppers.

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  15. nicktaimitarhac

    September 7, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Hi Kayode, one of my clients would like to purchase one of your photos, could you please email me how they can do this? My email is richmond@thebestof.co.uk
    Thanks
    Nick

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  16. Steve

    October 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Hi, Kayode

    Could you contact me regarding licensing one of your photographs? Thanks.

    Steve

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  17. STANWORTH

    February 15, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Do you sell any of your photographs?
    Stan

    stan@boomerang.co.uk

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  18. Julia Whyte

    March 8, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Hi Kayode,

    I also sent you a message via Flickr. We would like to licence one of your fab photographs for a wall display. Can you contact me, please, on julia@brinkleys.co.uk?

    many thanks

    Julia

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  19. dagens

    June 14, 2012 at 10:51 am

    HI! I have just discovered your blog and ave to admit that your photos are very good! I shared your blog on my facbook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bits-of-the-Brits/231530606938577 I hope you don’t mind 🙂

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  20. Sian Watts

    October 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Hi, Are any of your photos available for purchase? Thanks sianwatts@live.co.uk

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    • Kayode Okeyode

      October 30, 2012 at 10:18 pm

      Hi Sian

      Thanks for your query.

      I’ve had a few requests for prints in the last 24 hours.

      None of my photos are available as prints right now but I’m trying to decide whether to host a print gallery with Smugmug or Zenfolio (both print to the UK and US). It may be a while before I can make up my mind and set up a print gallery.

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  21. asunflowerinthegarden

    November 2, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Congratulations! We loved your beautiful photo’s, so we’ve decided to give you a Grade 6 BlOgcean Award! If you want to know more about your award or nominate someone else, then visit: http://blogceanawardsofficial.wordpress.com/
    Our aim is to spread the love of Blogging and encourage achieving Bloggers to do their best, so keep up the brilliant work!

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  22. Benjamin Fouks

    November 12, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Good morning M. Okeyode,

    I found a picture of you on yahoo.fr for the “Most Beautiful landscape pictures of 2012” : Big Ben, London.

    I run a blog (http://www.styleraining.com) about “Umbrella”. And I would like to use this picture to illustrate Love under an Umbrella in a magic city.
    Would you allow me to insert this picture in an article for my blog?
    And of course I will mentioned your name and your fantastic photographic work (adding one or two links to your website).

    Many thanks.

    From France
    With kind regards

    Benjamin

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  23. Robin Pierson

    January 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Hi Mr Okeyode,
    I’m interested in buying one of your photos. Please could you drop me a line if that is possible?
    Thanks,
    Robin Pierson (hirogen_222@hotmail.com)

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  24. Alex Peters

    March 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    [i]None of my photos are available as prints right now but I’m trying to decide whether to host a print gallery with Smugmug or Zenfolio (both print to the UK and US). It may be a while before I can make up my mind and set up a print gallery.[/i]

    Hi Kayode.

    I’d like to buy a print of your london when it snows big ben and lovers shot as it is beautiful and would look great on any wall

    Have you got a facility to sell prints?

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  25. James Cameron

    May 27, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Hi Kayode,
    I wanted to understand whether I could shadow you when you are out shooting?
    I want to learn and develop further my skills and hoped you would not mind me joining you on one or two sessions. I am fully competent with my equipment and settings – 5D mk2 and within reason I am happy to contribute towards to your costs (I live in W9)?
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thanks,

    James

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  26. LondonUnveiled.com

    September 27, 2013 at 4:37 am

    I continue to enjoy your photos. If you would like to have one of your photos profiled on my London blog’s home splash page I would be willing to use one as a header for a couple of months, with credit and a link back to your blog. Its great art and I’d love to share it. Let me know. Ian.

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  27. LondonUnveiled.com

    November 7, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Still like your photos – never heard back from you re my prior post requesting ability to use and credit your photos on LondonUnveiled.com. If you want to discuss privately email me at LDNunveiled@gmail.com

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  28. Daniel O'Hara

    May 8, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Hi Kayode. I used to live in London and I really enjoy seeing it again through your lens. Fantastic composition, well done. Daniel

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  29. Nick Elliott

    May 26, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Hi Kayode

    Hope you’re well.

    My name is Nick and I work for The 10 Group – a creative agency based in London. We are currently searching for outdoor enthusiasts in the UK to take part in an exciting video project we are working on with clothing brand Kathmandu.

    The project is a short film consisting of a collection of mini stories that celebrate outdoor activities and the people that take part in them. The aim of the film is to capture a range of interests and activities whether it is something extreme like mountain biking to an everyday occurrence like walking the dog.

    One of the things we’d love to capture on film is someone exploring London with their own camera, which you seem wonderfully suited for! Ideally we’d love to film someone like yourself having a wonder round a place you like to go in the city and just capture you snapping away. If you’re interested in appearing in front of the camera then please get in touch.

    Our filming block begins Thursday 28th and ends on Sunday 31st May, but we’d obviously try to build our schedule round any participants.

    Many thanks and all the best

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