Mariam Sholaja
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Mariam Sholaja

Multidisciplinary CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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Mariam Sholaja

Multidisciplinary CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Mariam is a photographer and creative director specialising in portrait, fashion and editorial imagery. She aims to create art and visuals in a way that hasn't been done before and creates imagery that is honest, vibrant and full of elements of life, nature and colour. Mariam is a graduate of De Montfort University in Leicester where she achieved a 2:1 in BA Media & Communications. She is passionate about the digital and creative industries and is keen on She hopes to continue telling stories based on my experiences, things I’ve seen and places I’ve been. She also wishes to create stories across the globe, travelling and meeting other people and helping them share their stories. She was recently awarded the New Talent 2021 Award by the Photographer's Gallery and has her work exhibited in Central London. Her work has been published in many publications - Nwavemagazine, Notion Magazine, Toksick magazine, Pause magazine, Yellwzine and more.
Projects
  • Testing with Beth Model Africa
    Testing with Beth Model AfricaLagos, Nigeria Testing with Beth Model Africa Ismaila wearing looks from @cyberdog X @skeptagram cc @steelostyleltd Debola wearing looks from @cutesaint.ng Lerah & Ire wearing looks from @mejimeji.co @kadijuofficial Makeup @facesbymaraan Styling @jahn_experience
  • Orishas
    OrishasOrishas explores the traditional mythological histories of the gods and goddesses in the Yoruba religion of Nigeria, West Africa. The religion of the Yoruba recognises that God created the universe but entrusted the Orishas with watching over the world. Each deity embodies strength and relates to some aspect of nature and is in charge of some element of human existence. I made the mood board for this personal project almost 3/4 years ago and was finally able to bring it to life with the most ta
  • PAUSE meets: Teezee
    PAUSE meets: Teezeeshot the talented Teezee for Pause Online. @teezee � @pauseonline photo: @m.sholaja fashion editor: @rhysmarcusjay fashion assistant: @jakemarcelo12 beauty: @lizey.j movement dir: @k_anehorn interview: @_graceymae
  • Sheer Chemistry Brand Campaign
    Sheer Chemistry Brand Campaigncreative dir + styling: @ntumbameda styling assist: @xyanak photo: @m.sholaja video: @jxson.e beauty:  @artistrybyheavenly @meganmariamakeup hair: @rs_hairandbeauty retouch: @elisemichely models: @ameeramian @renellshanay @candacekohl @anesu.noelle @allthingsefua
  • Kida Kudz for Notion Magazine July Digital Cover
    Kida Kudz for Notion Magazine July Digital Coverthe top memba @kidakudzgram � for @notion wearing @dailypaper � photo: @m.sholaja styling: @jermainerrobinson styling assist: @joymar__ grooming: @thembithems words: @olive.oberoi design: @_annagibson production: @studionotion
  • Oxlade for Nwavemagazine
    Oxlade for Nwavemagazineshot Oxlade in Lagos, Nigeria for Nwavemagazine @oxladeofficial for @nwavemagazine photo: @m.sholaja styling: @manis1.0 wearing @ateliersam.aila @p_ieces photo assist: @moffs_ I discovered Oxlade’s music in the first lockdown and I’ve been locked in ever since. Experiencing Nigeria once again after so many years and being able to shoot this was very special. If you’ve never heard of him, start with the ‘Oxygene’ ep which is where I started. thanks to the @newwavemagazine team for the feature
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Projects credited in
  • Sheer Chemistry Campaign
    Sheer Chemistry CampaignArt Direction and Styling for Sheer Chemistry, a black-owned hosiery brand specialised in nude tights for melanin skin. Now available in John Lewis and Waitrose!
  • GUAP Magazine Issue 14 - The Young Issue
    GUAP Magazine Issue 14 - The Young IssueAGE IS NOTHING BUT A NUMBER. There is no time like now where this statement holds true. There are so many amazing young people currently doing things that were seen merely as impossible for people of their age. From the music charts, to academics, the age of success is getting younger by the second. Whether this is due to the internet or the rise of role models in culture, one thing is for sure the talent is undeniable. This is a statement to every young person out there. You are capable of a
Work history
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    Communications Officer InternJLGB
     - London, United KingdomInternship
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    Photo Internpaq works
     - London, United KingdomInternship
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Skills
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Apple Computers
  • Editors
  • Photography
  • Creative Direction
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Editoria Photography
  • Fashion Photography
Education
    De Montfort University logo
    De Montfort University logo
    BA Media and CommunicationsDe Montfort University
     - Leicester, United Kingdom