"Steadily curating a museum of emotion(s)."

Execution at the intersection of passion and purpose. That is the ethos of self-taught artist Tayo Kuku Jr. as he captures a variety of cultures and identities through his unique lens. The Nigerian native began his career in Civil Engineering, but soon shifted his focus to follow his passion of photography— a medium through which he explores and celebrates human life and experiences via captivating imagery and visual storytelling.

Whether capturing a model or a product, his keen attention to detail elevates the subject. He brings a unique perspective to his work, manipulating colors and infusing his images with an undeniable vibrancy. 

In his years behind the lens, Tayo has grown his client and partner base to include Nike, KITH, Nasdaq, and Adobe. His work has been featured in a variety of publications including Billboard, Grazia, Essence, and Teen Vogue. He plans on continuing to push the art of storytelling by amplifying a multitude of voices through his photography and creative direction. 

Born and raised in Nigeria, Tayo lives in Los Angeles but works globally.                                       


exhibitions

2021.

something i can feel. the roosevelt collection. chicago, il.
complexcon. long beach convention center. long beach, ca.

2020.

we were them that dreamed. mehari sequar gallery. washington, dc.

2019.

fruits of naij. okay space. brooklyn, ny.
p96 summer experience. re:gen:cy. brooklyn, ny.
raw artists: evoke. the fillmore. washington, dc.

2018.

june. ghost studios. brooklyn, ny.