Full Artist's statement
Hello, my name is Yacouba (YAH-COO-BA), which means "father of many nations", and I am going to be one of your best friends soon! I create to engage and connect people to places, and inspire the future generation of creatives. I specialize in creating dynamic photographs. My work is graphic and bold in nature, molding supplemental light to illuminate and highlight my subjects in sparse, uncluttered, and well-defined environments allowing my subjects to command attention and be the focal point of the image. My palate is contemporary and rich, utilizing sharp shadows and highlights to create depth, contrast, and dimension.