Fuji, a three-year-old kid Photographer seems to have mastered how to steal your heart with your consent, through his creatively captured images. Nigerian photographer Onafujiri “Fuji” Remet no doubt put a face to his once unknown name earlier this summer when he got his work showcased at a Lagos exhibition.
Aside putting into good use, his curious eyes and the ability to capture the colour and motion of Nigerian street life, Remet received attention for his miniature stature — he is only three years of age.
For little Fuji who is learning the tricks of using the aperture speed, through his digital camera-Sony SLR, especially at an age most adults could barely spell their names. His photos capture everything from Lagos street life to family portraits, from an unusually pint-sized vantage point.
Fuji’s early initiation to the art and world of photography is no doubt attributed to his creative family. His father and two elder sisters are artists in their different class. At present, the ambitious young photographer has over 3,000 images to his credit. Not bad for a toddler, but Remet’s father has even bigger hopes for his budding child prodigy.
“I am hopeful he grows to become a larger than life photographer, who will explore his natural platform to impact remarkably on the course of humanity,” the proud father told THISDAY.
Although Fuji may be one of the youngest artists on the block, he is certainly not the only youngman to explore his creative side. Six-year-old Shorya Mahanot shows a striking resemblance to a young Jackson Pollock, while eleven-year-old Autumn de Forest works in a pop art state of mind.
Perusing through Fuji’s works, the child photographs no doubt leaves a remarkable impression.