Stephen Tayo

Nigeria

Stylist and street style photographer Stephen Tayo (1994, Nigeria) lives, works and draws inspiration from Lagos. He developed an early eye for fashion, while growing up in the quiet neighbourhood of Ikorodu, in Lagos State. Tayo regards fashion as more than just as a way to dress, but as a way to live. His sitters are usually active participants in the process; they perform along with Tayo and often set the tone of the picture. ‘The clothing you wear says a lot about unity and love’, Tayo says. With his photography, he captures people and their surroundings; Nigeria’s community and family traditions, such as coordinating outfits for special occasions and celebrations.