Our insensitive nature

Walking with my camera few months ago, hunting for stories I can tell with my craft, I sighted this aged woman who would probably be in her 80’s or even 90’s begging for alms from a man in his luxurious SUV. As a compassionate being (only God knows why I get emotionally connected with people’s needs easily) I didn’t know when I started shedding tears forgetting I was on one of the busiest express ways in Nigeria. Realizing this, I quickly stylishly wiped my tears and raised my camera to shoot, getting landscape and portraits orientation, I decided not to take a full image as I know I won’t be able to stand it. It was a torn bathroom footwear she was wearing at her age (and I know that danger if she should slip on a mud or tiled floor).

I wonder why we have been so insensitive to the needs of people around us, especially those who can not help themselves. Like this woman, no one will employ her. And maybe her family is all dead or something, still we need to look into housing these precious ones. They have labored on some of us and it’s time to give back to them.

It always hit me hard to see older ones beg. Such should not be, especially in the midst of such wealth as a nation. I am tasking the Nigerian government to do something about this. Save our older ones from begging and roaming the streets and let’s create homes for them, especially the homeless, internally displaced and dysfunctional older folks. This is one of the responsibilities of a functional society.

The woman pictured lives in Ifo, Ogun state, Nigeria. She goes about with her mat which she rests on when tired. She routes the environment daily, begging for alms.

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November has come

This is my prayer for you this month. Its my birth and wedding anniversary month.
Happy new month to you and yours.
#toluoluwapojuwo #wallart #graphics #November #chosenfazescreativity #nature #beautiful #interior #decor #naturephotography #atlantic #Atlanticocean

Remember our price slash extends 27th November. Make a good use of this opportunity to beautify your home and office.

Nature’s ambience

Naturally, we are all wired to respond to nature around us. Some respond positive and some negative based on their predisposition as they grow their mind.

#Word for the day: Always treat nature better than before.

Featured image: Admirable Park, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria taken by Tolu Oluwapojuwo with Nikon D750 and Nikkor 24-85mm lens.

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Thriving for mastery

  
    
 I am not yet the best (in whatever capacity you might connect me with)

Yet, I thrive to always do better than I ever did. 
Some call that excellence or excellent spirit, Yes! 
But I also call it Intentional Growth
If by any chance I might attain the pinnacle of my pursuit here on earth. 
Reaching the highest height, set before I was conceived. 
With God on my side,
Christ working in, with and through me, 
The Holy Spirit leading, teaching and encouraging me,
The Angels of God always on guard, 
I trust that I will Be, Do, and Express MY BEST
Then my generation will realize I have never been in competition with no other man but me. 
Thriving to be better than my immediate passed minute. 
I am Tolu Oluwapojuwo
A Civil Engineer by certificate
A photographer by profession (Head Photographer at Chosenfazes Creativity)
A documentary photographer by self discovery
A lover of God and people
A Christ follower by Call
A Husband by Grace
A Father by privilege
An entrepreneur by divine selection
A trainer by assignment
A teacher by inspiration
A dreamer by nature
A goal getter by default
A tireless worshipper of The Only True God
A Highflier by choice
A people person by nature
A Yoruba by mother tongue (lols)
A Nigerian by geographical location
An African by birth
A Black skinned by divine arrangement (I so love this one)
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Nigeria Everyday

 Hi everyone. 

I started a documentary series last month particularly to show the world what happens here in Nigeria everyday. The page title is @NigeriaEveryday on Instagram. It is the first child of the Stories Of Nigeria (check on facebook and instagram), a documentary project to tell the beautiful stories of Nigeria. Check it out and follow the flow. 

A book will be published soon when all modalities are settled. It will definitely be a world class piece for this grneration of art collectors and posterity.

Creatively Yours,

Tolu Oluwapojuwo

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Upcoming workshop for photographers 

  
Invest in knowledge early in 2016 and thrive in the present & future market. 
Attend our January photography workshop coming up Sunday, 31st January, 2016. 

  
For registration, call 07035120115 or send a mail to chosenfazes@gmail.com
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