© Essien Akan Photography 2021


I was born and raised in Nigeria. I’ve always known I had a passion for creating Art. Then I came to the United States at a young age with a bag of dreams and ambition. I studied Mechanical Engineering in College and while doing that realized I had a passion for photography.

I enjoyed creating beauty and fashion images inspired by my background and roots in Africa. This prompted me to get my first camera, and I’ve been shooting ever since.

I’m currently a commercial photographer and educator. My work focuses on fashion, beauty, and portraiture. My love for bold colors and beauty can be seen in editorial magazines and advertising campaigns.

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