Visuals By J.O.D
Please note all photography orientated work has moved to my photography and art store www.visualsbyjod.com please click the link to be guided there.
After the completion of my subsidiary diploma in photography, I became a freelance fashion and documentary photographer, working with companies and publications such as Diva Magazine, Sweet thangzine, Industry me, Primal beauty and more. Being able to work alongside a diverse community across the UK has aided my journey into photography helping me connect with clients, network and communicate effectively.
During this time, I also began working as a freelance resident blogger for the BYP (Black young professionals) network where I would interview emerging and unique people to inspire our young readers while meeting two publication deadlines every month. In 2019, I began my first international photography campaign called ‘My Black Hair Memoirs’ focused on creating diverse representation for Black people in the media.
After its launch, my work was awarded by the Anthony Hall photography exhibition and in 2020 will be made into a permanent installation after also winning the Fredrick Douglas Legacy award. I also photographed for a Hackney-based charity called ‘Create and Live’ to open the discussion of mental health, business management and entrepreneurship for young people.
These events have taught me about effective time management, editorial skills and the importance of keeping up to date with trends, within a variety of communities such as social media, business, transport, celebrity culture and eCommerce. It has also allowed me to connect with an array of beautiful communities and cultures, which I hope to share our stories and narratives. We deserve to be represented, seen and heard.