Rodney “Avo” Omeokachie is a creative photographer, retoucher and graphic artist based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is dedicated to solving visual problems. Rodney studied International Relations and Journalism at Monash University South Africa.He has taught himself to be proficient in Photoshop and photography. He has made a name for himself in Abuja as the go-to-guy for stand out imagery for businesses and brands. Together with his team, he creates powerful, high quality images that support a marketing idea in answer to a photographic brief given to him by the client or advertising agency.
His major clients include, Vanilla Restaurant and Bar, 1st 40 Hotel, Che Bar and Grill, 365 Jewels, Hotel Quo Vadis, VII Bistro, The Albino Foundation, Abraham Ibrahim Construction, and Springleap South Africa. While he caters to businesses and brands, he is also known for his bespoke portraits which are unlike any other in the business. His personal projects are exhibition ready and seem to toe the line between real and surreal. He has received several awards for his ability to inspire awe through his art.
Rodney believes strongly the necessity for collaboration between creative professionals in the industry. He has also dedicated himself to helping creatives find their voice and each other in order to build a stronger creative community within the city. To this end he hosts the Behance Portfolio Review event twice a year which encourages creatives from all walks of life to meet in offline spaces, showcase their work and get feedback from their peers and industry professionals.
Rodney also hosts two mildly successful blogs where he writes about his journey being an entrepreneur and an outsider in a society that forces one to conform. He speaks regularly on creative issues at schools and corporate events.When Avo is not working, he prefers to spend his free time on his personal projects and playing videogames with friends.Rodney will be a regular feature on this platform displaying the best of his Photography.