A finance main on the College of Cincinnati’s Linder School of Enterprise, Romain Mayambi, is exhibiting the world a glimpse of his inventive facet by way of the lens of his digital camera as a trend photographer.
Mayambi was born and raised within the Democratic Republic of Congo. He moved to the US six years in the past and attended Aiken Excessive College, a public college in Cincinnati. After graduating from highschool, Mayambi attended UC Blue Ash and later transferred to UC’s primary campus.
Mayambi realized his ardour for trend pictures when he was a freshman at UC Blue Ash.
“My first semester there, I simply noticed folks strolling round, and I all the time love seeing folks gown up actually properly,” mentioned Mayambi. “I did not have a digital camera on the time, so, I used to be speaking to one in every of my greatest associates and I requested him, ‘What if I walked as much as strangers and requested them to take footage, however with my cellphone?’ He mentioned that would not look proper. Certainly one of my different associates had a digital camera on the time so she let me borrow it for just a little bit on the time. I ultimately obtained my very own.”
Over time, trend pictures turned rather more than a interest for Mayambi, finally changing into his ardour and outlet in life.
“I shoot nearly each week,” mentioned Mayambi. “I will be doing homework then I take a break and bounce into modifying footage. I really feel like modifying footage will be therapeutic. I chill out, I play music within the background and I get pleasure from the entire course of. It does not really feel like I am working.”
Mayambi began to develop his model for his model. “I attempt to make it as totally different as doable as a result of I do know there’s numerous trend photographers on the market. I attempt to embody an industrial look, sort of rough-looking if that is smart. It is ‘out of the town’ sort pictures,” mentioned Mayambi.
His strategy to his work comes from an interior reflection of his personal private look.
“That is a method that I like to placed on for myself. So, once I see individuals who have the identical model, I really feel like there is a connection, and we really feel like now we have one thing to speak about,” he mentioned.
He has had his work reposted a number of instances on Instagram, however a number of months in the past, he did a photoshoot for an organization referred to as Black Owned, a widely known model in Cincinnati. He had the chance to work with them on their undertaking that concerned making a brand-new assortment.
Mayambi is at the moment offering pictures and video work whereas collaborating with one in every of his greatest associates. His finish objective is to begin his personal clothes model.
“In the mean time I am attempting to construct up and create connections in Cincinnati and join with totally different folks with various kinds of fashions, and hopefully be capable to department out,” mentioned Mayambi. He would like to work with clothes manufacturers resembling H&M, Hole and extra sooner or later.
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