Femi Alabede aka The Alfe is an alumus of Covenant University, though he studied Chemistry, his creative side seems to be taking dominance as he loves to paint portraits but photography remains his first love. He is based in the metropolitan city of Lagos and he specialises in fashion and beauty photography. He draws inspiration from Kelechi Amadi-Obi, Mario Testino and Leonardo DaVinci.
Tropical Dreams by The Alfe.
Tropical dreams are my delicate attempt of interpreting my enthrallment with a beautiful Japanese culture. It all started with a bunch of bamboos lying idly at a construction site, its tropical feel reminded me of my fascination with Japan. So with a fabulous tailor, gracious model, terrific makeup artist and my precious bamboo, I brought life to my dream through the lens of my camera.
The bamboo is very symbolic in Japan, it represents not only prosperity but purity and innocence, the kimono is representative of the culture and heritage and worn at important occasions. It was an amazing experience starting this new series and I invite you to join me on this wonderful journey
See the shoot
Photography/Set Design/Styling: Femi Alabede | @the.alfe
Model: Vivian Atueyi @vivian.a.anna | @zaharamodels
Make up: Eniola Lawal | @aphroditebeautyhub
Other Contributors: Jaiyeola Adesubomi @jadevisuals | Falade Lukmon @falade_Lukmon | Constance Ajayi-Igunbor @stanajayi