Jik Blog

  1. Finding Light

    08 Dec 2019
    If you truly know me, you’ll know my grandma meant the world to me; She was my light and source of Joy during my darkest times in life. I loved visiting her home in Kingston 17  before my grandfather passed and she migrated. Some of my fondest childhood memories were…

  2. Be Vulnerable

    22 Nov 2019
    Growing up as boys we were told only to express happiness and anger. “Be tough and strong”, “Don’t show sadness or weakness”, “You’re a boy, crying is for girls”, etc. As men, we shouldn’t be afraid to share stories and emotions that express feelings outside of happiness and anger to…

  3. “Iya” Editorial Photoshoot

    02 Nov 2019
    As 2019 comes to an end I’m feeling more confident with shooting my personal projects and photoshoots on film. Up and coming creative director Kim Friez contacted me and asked if I was open to collaborating with her on a few photoshoots. I’m pleased to say our first time working…

  4. Caasi Afro-Viking Film Project 2019

    01 Oct 2019
    Caasi recently shared the results of a genetic ancestry test she had done. It revealed that 87.5% of her ancestry is West African with a significant portion of that being Nigerian lineage. What had me laughing in disbelief, however, was the fact that she’s also 0.6% Scandinavian. Vikings came from…

  5. Film Summer 2019

    09 Sep 2019
    There are many times film has had me feeling l didn’t know what the heck I was doing. How can I who has been shooting for so long feel like such a novice when shooting this medium? This year I sought to improve my ability to shoot on film with…

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