Fuji frames a photo of a traffic light in Lagos, Nigeria. The 3-year-old photographer has exhibited his work at the Terra Kulture gallery in Lagos. Four days after his very first public photography exhibition, Onafujiri 'Fuji' Remet hit another milestone. He turned 3 years old.
This is the world through Fuji's eyes.
The young photographer has been snapping pictures of street life in Lagos, Nigeria ever since he first got his hands on a camera at 11 months. He's currently working on a Sony DSLR Alpha 200, but his parents say he's outgrown it.
"We are currently looking forward to buying him a light but higher grade of camera with the intention of also introducing him to the intrigues of the lens types and function," proud dad Pius Remet says.
Fuji's parents and two older sisters are all artists, so Pius says the child grew up in a creative environment. The little guy was allowed to play with his family's expensive photography equipment and that initial curiosity led to a passion for clicking.
Fuji's favorite focus is Lagos, Nigeria's most populous and colorful city. The 3-year-old wanders with his dad through the city's crowded streets, taking pictures of street vendors and traffic. He's learned how to zoom in and out and frame multiple objects.
He's also recently learned how to delete images on the camera by himself. But that's a skill his parents want to curb. They've asked the little guy: "Don't delete your picture until mum and dad say it's okay," Pius explained.
Fuji's exhibition at Nigeria's Terra Kulture gallery will soon be followed up by another show, this time including work by his older sisters, Onariette and Onatteni Remet.
Pius says this is just the beginning.
"Fuji will start school after the summer holidays," his dad said. "We look forward to a greater level of learning further about his passion particularly once he can read and write."
Fuji's older sister is named Onarietta. His younger sister is Onatteni. Both are musicians and artists.
Fuji's grandfather was Pa Benedict Odiase, composer of Nigeria's national anthem.