A photography class in high school, and encouragement from his teacher, is what sparked the interest in his current trade.

Eventually, it led to him being the awesome US-based Ghanaian photographer, Lawrence Agyei, the world has come to know.

“I took a photography class in my senior year of high school and I just fell in love with it. My teacher always said that I had a great eye so I should keep on shooting,” he says.

“I would always carry a camera around to take pictures until I bought a real professional camera.”


Lawrence specializes in portraits and streets photography; he shoots mostly family, friends and strangers.

“When I shoot events like weddings, engagements, it pays a lot.”

His works Lawrence believe are different from the others because “my works shows the passion I have for the arts.”

He’s been shooting professionally for four years and has been profiled by websites such as AfricaIsDoneSuffering, Fruitbazzle , Yagazieemezi and VSCO.

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Lawrence is inspired by photographers like the Ghanaian James Barnor, Seydou Keita, Malik Sidibe, and Vivian Maier.

He plans to “keep creating and hopefully release my first book, have my photographs in museums and travel the world.

“I also want to come to Ghana and create with all the photographers out here; create big projects and such.”

23 year old Lawrence was born and raised in Italy to Ghanaian parents.

He moved to Ghana subsequently, where he spent a couple of years and then to the United States of America at age 17, where he currently resides.

He speaks Twi, English and Italian.

By: Gameli Hamelo/enewsgh.com


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