Welcome to Rivers State!
Do you know know that Borikiri (Ikpukulu) is the end of Rivers State, Port Harcourt?
And most edges of the city are surrounded by salt water although there is one spot in Abuloma river where salt water & non-salt water meets, and the more surprising thing about the non-salt water is that it is very cold & crystal clear & the sand beneath it is very clear…Am using this prewedding between Samuel&Miriam2016 to unravel the little I know about a state I was born in….
It was a modern Rivers State fisherman’s theme prewedding pictures…They are not my clients getting married, they are friends, Samuel @samuelvictor24(or Chizle as I call him) has been my close friend for many years, he is a very good and understanding guy that has always wanted me to grow and when I started this thing of ours- he has always tried to market my services, and I strongly will not forget his sacrifices (doing things for someone without expecting anything in return)…I met Miriam @miriamwoko for the first time the day he called me to emcee their birthday! I called him aside and said- oh mehn dis ur babe, make sense😉! They have been together for years…And since they are not my clients- which I have to be more corporate & offer them ideas to reflect their images; I was free to tell him some of my crazy, risky & adventurous prewedding ideas! And he picked the fisherman’s invocation like Sir Gabriel Okara….We actually use this prewedding to go fishing for real, caught lots of fish, on a big river as rivers state people & we actually guaranteed safety of this couple with use of life vests, extra canoe with extra camera guys that can actually swim like fish….
SECOND LOCATION PREWEDDING SHOOT
Izon Prewedding for #Miriam&Samuel
“The Call of the River Nun by Sir Gabriel Okara”
My river’s calling too!
Its ceaseless flow impels
my foundering canoe down
its inevitable course
And each dying year
brings near the sea-bird call,
the final call that
stills the crested waves
and breaks in two the curtain
of silence of my upturned canoe
O incomprehensible God!
Shall my pilot be
my inborn stars to that
final call to Thee
O my river’s complex course?
These visuals are dedicated to our simple but extra ordinary father in the art- Sir Gabriel Okara the west African top Poet.