5 Minutes With Prince Meyson
Prince Meyson as his popularly known, is a Nigerian based photographer whose name is more recognized than his face if you haven’t worked with him. I stumbled on Prince’s work via social media during my many rounds of looking through the beautiful pictures you’d find there. Seeing how different his works [fashion, beauty jobs] were from most of the others out there made me love and appreciate what I saw every time even more. Let’s find out more about Prince and what he does.
- Briefly, tell us about yourself: My name is Prince Ubo Olagoke (popularly known as Prince Meyson) and I am a celebrity beauty, portrait, fashion, and lifestyle photographer based in Lagos, Nigeria.
- What does photography mean to you?: Photography is my hobby so it means fun, it’s my passion so it means life, it’s my occupation so it means work… Photography is a grand expression of the variety of traits that make up who I am.
- Whose works inspired you the most?: I’m inspired by Julia Kuzmenko, Big H, Obi Somto, Karl Taylor, Michael Woloszynowicz, and a slew of other phenomenal photographers.
- Among your works, which one is your favorite? Why?: I can’t really pick any. After one shoot I am always eager to do another. I want my next to forever be better than my last. I don’t believe that it is possible to stop improving.
- What is the one thing you wish knew when you started taking photos?: The power of social media. It takes the individual and his/her works, to the ends of the world.
- What would you say makes a makes your works memorable?: My retouching.
- Exactly what it is you want to say with your photographs, and how do you actually get your photographs to do that?: I just want to show our people that there is brilliant talent in this country, in abundance. I do that by taking great pictures, every time I turn on my camera.
- If you weren’t a photographer, what would you possible be doing?: Graphics designer, software engineer… rapper? Haha
- What words do you live by?: Hustle, grind and pray.
- What advice do you have for younger and upcoming photographers?: “Rome was not built in a day” so read, and shoot as much as you can. Apart from that, “experience is the best teacher”.