Jide Ayeni, The Photographer Capturing Structure In The Chaotic City Of Lagos

The beauty of Lagos is sometimes stifled by the fact that it's such a chaotic city – with rapid population growth and lax zoning enforcement taking most of the blame.

Inspired by the city and armed with a degree in Architecture, Ayẹni Ọlájídé has decided to capture the structure within the chaos – by documenting the stunning symmetry of different buildings around Lagos.

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His latest series, Electrocuted Architecture, is a photo-documentary inspired by Lagos’ urban space and its architecture. It highlights how Lagosians visually interact with the architecture of their city through electricity wires.

Writing on his blog about what inspired the series, Ayeni said:

"Walking through the city you can hardly appreciate a work of architecture without having electricity wires accentuating or totally obstructing your scene.

There is also the subtext of social class. More grandiose structures have less electricity wires occupying the viewer’s visual space, compared to the high density areas"

You can check out more of his work on Instagram and his blog.

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