MUNACHI OSEGBU  

Bio

Munachi Osegbu is a 23-year-old Nigerian-American fashion photographer & director based between New York City and Los Angeles. He graduated from the photography & imaging program at NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts in 2018. From a young age, he found himself experimenting with every visual and performative medium, until settling on photography and digital art when he began teaching himself Photoshop in 2010. He remembers looking at a 2012 issue of W Magazine and seeing an editorial called “Institutional White” by Steven Klein, noting how disturbed and entranced he was by it. This was when he realized that fashion photography was “its own art form with depth and a lyricism that tells the story materialism, capitalism, fame, and beauty, and how they can ruin us while simultaneously fulfilling our deepest carnal desires”. Once he became interested in fashion imaging, he soon discovered the works of Serge Lutens, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, and David LaChapelle, deepening his love for fashion. He strives to create an almost folkloric, suspended reality in all of his images, crafting stories from his own fears and desires that can be manifested freely to an almost obnoxious extent. His work has been displayed in the Louvre Museum and was apart of a traveling exhibition for Scholastic Art and Writing. At 23 he has shot for clients such as Converse, Nike, Rolling Stone, NYLON, WWD, Refinery29, Oyster Magazine, Hunger Magazine, Dazed Beauty, NICOPANDA, Roc Nation, Interscope Records, Epic Records, 300 Entertainment, Galore Magazine, and more.