R.I.D Turns 4!

I was in the shower today and it suddenly caught be full in the face that Roy Ikoroha Design is 4 today! 4!!!!!!!

Where has the time gone guys?????!!!!!

It feels like yesterday I was deliberating over processing the registering of R.I.D and the direction I was going to take the business in! Fast-forward to today and I can happily say I have covered numerous graphical design and photographic projects - all challenging me in their own unique way.

Four years in the game - plus several years prior to this learning my craft - and I can confidently say I have learnt so much, whilst continuing to challenge myself as a creative on a daily basis! 

Do we call this a self-portrait hmmm?? Myself shot at home, at 35mm, with a Nikon DSLR. North London

Do we call this a self-portrait hmmm?? Myself shot at home, at 35mm, with a Nikon DSLR.

North London

To my past clients; thank you for doing business with me and for allowing me to be a part of your journey; with some of our latest nights being our greatest nights (I used a Drake line there). To future clients; let's make magic!

To my family and friends who have supported: your support has been undisputed and for that I say "thank you"!

To all: what do the next few years hold because I am very excited to find out!

Until our next blog; have a good day :)

R

Taken By Chelsea

For many years now I have wanted to get some shots of both Chelsea Bridge and Albert Bridge at night!

Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea, London

Chelsea Bridge, Chelsea, London

As you may or may not know, I have been a huge fan of scripted-reality tv series Made In Chelsea since its inception in 2011 and both the Chelsea and Albert Bridges feature heavily. As a photographer and fairly big Chelsea enthusiast; I visited here last in February 2014 for some Chelsea Embankment photography. You can see this by clicking here.

I was after a great night capture and I think I have several now as you can see below.

Chelsea Embankment/Bridge, Chelsea, London

Chelsea Embankment/Bridge, Chelsea, London

Chelsea Embankment/Bridge, Chelsea, London

Chelsea Embankment/Bridge, Chelsea, London

Architecturally and aesthetically, the Albert Bridge is my preferred bridge...

Albert Bridge, Chelsea, London

Albert Bridge, Chelsea, London

Albert Bridge, Chelsea, London

Albert Bridge, Chelsea, London

Albert Bridge, Chelsea, London

Albert Bridge, Chelsea, London

I welcome your thoughts guys on the shots :)

R

Oliver

I recently had the pleasure of photographing good friend Oliver Cade at the Millfield House in Edmonton, North London

Oliver Cade, photographed at Millfield House, London

Oliver Cade, photographed at Millfield House, London

Oliver Cade, photographed at Millfield House, London

Oliver Cade, photographed at Millfield House, London

Oliver Cade, photographed at Millfield House, London

Oliver Cade, photographed at Millfield House, London

Samanta

Samanta Bullock, photographed for London Ethnic on 16/12/17

Samanta photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Samanta photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Samanta photographed for London Ethnic at 508 Kings Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Samanta photographed for London Ethnic at 508 Kings Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Samanta photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Samanta photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Samanta photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Samanta photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Claire

Claire, photographed for London Ethnic on 16/12/17

Claire photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Claire photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Claire photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Claire photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Claire photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Claire photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Natalie

Natalie, photographed by me for London Ethnic on 16/12/17

Natalie photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Natalie photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Natalie photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Natalie photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Natalie photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Natalie photographed for London Ethnic at 508 King's Road Gallery in Chelsea, London

Catherine

Catherine Pham, photographed for London Ethnic on 16/12/17

Catherine Pham for London Ethnic, photographed at 508 King's Road Gallery, Chelsea, London

Catherine Pham for London Ethnic, photographed at 508 King's Road Gallery, Chelsea, London

Catherine Pham for London Ethnic, photographed at 508 King's Road Gallery, Chelsea, London

Catherine Pham for London Ethnic, photographed at 508 King's Road Gallery, Chelsea, London

Let's Walk

It was a cold, but sunny day; and I was having a bit of a stressful one. After successfully meeting a client for a forthcoming project; I took a walk through my local park to reflect...

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This realm - that's what I will call it - is one of my favourites as it is a very picturesque location which looks incredible in both the warmer and cooler months. I have been here twice before for photography, but the photos were not as attractive as these! I took these photos with my iPhone and edited using VSCO's P5 filter for an added "cool" effect!

I felt I needed a bit of escapism for at least five to ten minutes and these surroundings provided it! Believe it or not, the dual carriageway is literally just out of shot - this is not a remote spot by any means! Looking at the perspective of the capture reminds me that everything is a journey and that journey can be quite amazing to witness; and a bit abstract at times (email me if you want further understanding on that statement!).

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Being in these surroundings enabled me to reenergise and to inadvertently gather new inspiration for my fashion brand; with a new collection promised late-fall (I have gone all American there - I mean "winter"). 

Autumn is fast intensifying; and as my favourite season - I welcome it (except the early disappearing act the sun now makes). Expect to see more photography both via my DSLR and my iPhone in the coming weeks and months - I am even calling it "VSCO sessions" on my personal Instagram account (@iamroyikoroha).

Let me know what you think of this photography if you get a moment! This post was not planned; but as I sit here behind my Mac - my Windows Laptop has gone defunct for now (oh sh*t...in fairness it has been a whole month now since that happened) - I felt it best a bit of spontaneity summoned!

Blog you soon,

R