Baingor Joiner Gambian-Nigerian, 1993 Baingor Joiner is a 23-year-old Master's graduate in Geology, which he studied at UCL. He is also a multidisciplinary creative and self-taught photographer, best known for his eclectic interests and whimsical sensibilities. Starting his pursuits into art in primary school, he quickly picked up basic concepts and techniques in drawing and painting, leading to his partaking in local art competitions. His keen interest in the arts continued all through his educational career, with teachers earmarking his knack for quick, accurate sketches. His foray into photography would start over a decade later, this time on the streets of London in 2011, while in University. His style is up close and candid for the most part, building on his beginnings as a street photographer. He cites this when describing his work, ”’It’s hard to create an organic scene that tells a story. Because of this, I actually prefer if a subject is unaware of my presence for the most part.” Since 2011, he has been to different destinations in Europe and West Africa. Documenting as he does so, he has created an archive that would prepare him for his first series of joint and solo exhibitions in Lagos and Accra, 2017.Locked Pro Plan feature
Head of Photography and Marketing at WafflesNCream, West Africa's first skate lifestyle brand
Tasked to increase revenue through print, cinema adverts and social media. Developing of proposals for B2B transactions. Managing of company communications and providing assistance in the development of company website.
Handled tasks ranging from scheduling, to facilitating collaborations between different artists in a studio and following up the progress on projects. Attending meetings and take relevant minutes to keep projects up to speed, as well as manage multiple social media accounts. Acquired a first hand insight into how the creative industry works on an administrative level, and the value of strong relationships.
Numerous skills and information workshops, meetings with leaders in British society and government; undertook a social action campaign on creating social commentary on how diversity is perceived in society, through the arts. Social action campaign delivered in conjunction with a variety of institutions. Notably, the office of the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
Graphic Designer for apparel. Events Coordinator - in charge of running multiple pop up shops, setting up displays, keeping stock take and accounts.
Geology MSci, attained with Honours.