Artist Spotlight: Djeneba Aduayom

This week’s StandardVision artist spotlight on the SVLA1 screen at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles features work by Los Angeles based photographer Djeneba Aduayom. Aduayom is the latest of many artists to be invited to take over a two week-long recurring 15-second spot to showcase their work to the public.

Courtesy of Galerie number 8

Djeneba Aduayom is an emerging fine art photographer whose work is marked by a sense of movement, performance and personal interrogation. She came to photography after a successful dance career touring with singers like Tina Turner, Prince and Robbie Williams to name of few, and four years of interior design study in London.

Her aesthetic is as much influenced by her multi-disciplinary training and extensive travel as it is by her multi-cultural heritage, which includes French, Italian and Togolese. A self-taught photographer, Aduayom is also known for her portraiture and editorial work, which has appeared in magazines like i-D and Vogue Italia online , Blanc and Vulkan, Time Magazine. She is currently based in Los Angeles.

Courtesy of Galerie number 8

Aduayom says about her work, “I have a visceral and emotional connection with the people that I photograph. They inspire me and I interpret their stories through my viewfinder to create a form of visual poetry underlined with many subtleties.” The models featured in these photographs are Junji, Yoeil Williams, Ania Charlot, Michael R, and Tifeny Moreira.

You can catch Djeneba Aduayom’s work on the SVLA1 screen through 02/03 as well as on her Instagram here.