No, you didn’t read it wrong, and it’s not a typo. Onafujiri Remet, better known as “Fuji”, is a 3 year-old photographer already making waves in the art world. Right about the time that most kids are celebrating getting the pee in the toilet, Fuji is making headlines for snapping amazing shots of street scenes and capturing vibrant portraits of his family members. The son of an artist and graphic designer, Fuji’s home environment has been one of creativity and exploration since birth. It only seems natural that Fuji would pick up the camera and begin to capture the world from his unique knee-high perspective.
“The creative home environment with unquestioned access to series of cameras is a key factor [in his interest in photography] his father, Pius Kugbere Remet, told CNN. “I hope he grows up to become a larger than life photographer, who’ll explore his natural platform to impact remarkably on the course of humanity.”
Well, it will be awhile before Fuji can be considered “large” but his work is already getting him some pretty big recognition. Holding a camera that’s nearly as big as he is, the young photographer can often be seen on the streets of his home town, Lagos, capturing pictures of passersby, markets, and his sisters dressed in traditional garb.
According to CNN, Little Fuji even had a public exhibition in Lagos on June 8. Not bad for a three-year-old.
All images courtesy Pius Kugbere Remet