Funeh's Street Walk - February 2019

Street videography in Calgary - February 2019.

An ongoing attempt to capture more of the candid human experience than street photos can reveal.

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Video by Funeh Aliu

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Music:

"Just Stay"

Written By: Adrian Dominic Walther

Performed By: Strength To Last

Courtesy of SoundStripe

       
     
Funeh's Street Walk - January 2019

Street videography in Calgary - January 2019.

I intend to capture even more of the candid human experience that street photos simply do not reveal. I'm curious to see how far I can go with this.

Here's my first attempt! Let me know your thoughts.

       
     
Tourist at Home - Part 1

It has been 8 years since I checked in my blue luggage bag at the Murtala Muhammed Airport and hopped on a plane - I haven't visited since. My last memories in Nigeria were of college graduation parties, being surrounded by friends and fast cars along the Third mainland bridge as the sun peeked over the lagoon. Those memories kept reaching out to me these past years as if beckoning to be re-lived.

Over the years, I fell in love with street photography and I have been curious what it would be like to see the streets of Lagos, now, from a street photographers perspective.

'Tourist at Home' is a taste of my experience as I explore and capture the homeland while feeling like a tourist in a place I used to call home. Here are some of the adventures. This is where I come from. This is Lagos!

       
     
Tourist at Home - Part 2

It has been 8 years since I checked in my blue luggage bag at the Murtala Muhammed Airport and hopped on a plane - I haven't visited since. My last memories in Nigeria were of college graduation parties, being surrounded by friends and fast cars along the Third mainland bridge as the sun peeked over the lagoon. Those memories kept reaching out to me these past years as if beckoning to be re-lived.

Over the years, I fell in love with street photography and I have been curious what it would be like to see the streets of Lagos, now, from a street photographers perspective.

'Tourist at Home' is a taste of my experience as I explore and capture the homeland while feeling like a tourist in a place I used to call home. Here are some of the adventures. This is where I come from. This is Lagos!

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Credits:

Directed & Produced by Funeh Aliu

Camera by Bukunmi Hafiz (Lamba) & Funeh Aliu

Music:

"A Thousand Years"

Written By Shawn Micheal Williams, Evan Sieling

Performed By Chimes

Courtesy of SoundStripe

"Reunion"

Written By Dustin Ransom

Performed By Heartland Nights

Courtesy of SoundStripe

"Draw Them To The Water"

Written By Andrew Dean Poland

Performed By Hawksilver

Courtesy of SoundStripe

"A Dream Full of Hope"

Written By Bradley Jay Hill

Performed By Hill

Produced By Hill

Courtesy of SoundStripe

"My Childhood"

Written By Adrian Dominic Walther

Performed By Moments

Courtesy of SoundStripe

"Loving Kindness"

Written By D. Swick

Performed By Breathing Strings

Produced By Breathing Strings

Courtesy of SoundStripe

"Going Home"

Written By Micah Sannan

Performed By TituS

Courtesy of SoundStripe

       
     
Deja vu Exhibition - The Opening

Déjà vu Exhibition - Funeh Aliu's premier solo exhibition.

Date: 02.15.18

Venue: Loft 112, Calgary

Music: Buzzing by Bolu (https://open.spotify.com/album/5grf1U1nsF3UMIo0JPbXds?si=9s_WIdIRS3afEO2IfjDFew)

déjà vu is a collection of related candid moments taken on Calgary streets over the past few years. It is a project that explores curiosity about strangers and places one has already seen. It represents the feeling of being a tourist in one’s city while still having an intimate connection to it.

déjà vu reminds us that life is a circle and there's nothing new. It sometimes tries to visualize how an event can have a clearer meaning only after a separate event occurs. The moments presented in déjà vu were captured months or even years apart - yet standing there, as the scene unfolded, again, there’s a strange feeling of familiarity.

“That which is has been already, and that which will be has already been…” - Ecclesiastes 3:15

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The introduction to Funeh's video portrait project was shown at the exhibition.

Work is now underway for the short film - Uncaptured. Premiere in September 2018.