Joe Obima’s work is very open ended, he describes it as “Wild, introverted, its abstract as hell. Its crude, its beautiful but thought provoking all at the same time” His work is deeply set in the snap shot aesthetic, an aesthetic we’re conditioned to look at quickly. With the influx of photos being shared socially, we browse other peoples photos at such a fast rate that when someone is employing the snap shop aesthetic in their photography work, you run the risk of doing the same. If you stop to read the visual cue’s in Joe’s work you unlock the depth in them.
Joe started photography in High School, not out of original interest in the subject but because it seemed easy to pass. This is not uncommon but what’s great about this is it cultivates an interest in the subject where it was not originally. From then it turned into an avid interest for Joe and became an outlet in which he can express himself fully.
You can check out some more of his work here.