Lawrence Agyei is a Ghanaian photographer living in Chicago. Lawrence majorly shoots portraits and street photography, he says the possibilities are endless when it comes to the range of human emotions waiting to be captured. And this was exactly what led me to his photography; I’d been seeing his name attached to several gorgeous photographs on Instagram. And then a friend directed me to his page, and boom.

My work is all about telling a story. With every portrait that, if taken, there’s a story behind it. The nature of photography is to magnify life. It’s made of life and beauty. I discover beauty in every portrait that I carry. Beauty is the conformation of meaning in life.

In this conversation with AADAT Art, he says: “When I create, I always want my viewers to see parts of me that I can’t voice in my everyday conversations. Which in turn makes me feel like they can relate to me, so I feel like I’m communicating with my viewers without dialogue.”

So please, enjoy this conversation:

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Before I sign out on these good notes, remember to follow Lawrence on Instagram, VSCO Grid and his Tumblr!

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(All photos from his Tumblr linked above.)

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Written by Nik-Nak