You have already been introduced to contributing photographer to yagazieemezi.com, Emmanuel Afolabi and he’s back again with these beautiful images of a young lady at a coffee shop. The shots of her are almost intimate, giving us the sense that we as viewers, are nothing but intruders to a very private and special moment.
"The story line is a showcase of the model’s life in some sense. She is someone who is reflective; she enjoys spending time by herself, writing and reading. We decided to shoot it in a cafe as it seemed most ideal and it was there where she got lost in deep thought; surrounded by her books, journal and coffee."
"I’m trying to find money for African start-ups. But I’m much too African for this cold weather." "What sort of start-ups?" "Most of them combine agriculture and mobile technology." "How do those two things go together?" "Africa is is an interesting case because it skipped the PC age and went straight to mobile. The economy is still largely based on agriculture, and farmers are beginning to use mobile technology to keep track of weather updates, market prices, and improved farming techniques."
"Both my parents died when I was fifteen. So I knew early that I needed to learn how to make it on my own. So when it came time to go to college, I took a bunch of small pieces of paper and wrote down every state where I didn’t know a single person. Then I shuffled them up, and picked out Michigan. Then I got on google and typed: ‘cross country, advertising, Michigan, university.’ And that’s how I ended up choosing my school."