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Finding Symmetry in Images & Life

Tobi Shinobi, Kenna Klosterman

Finding Symmetry in Images & Life

Tobi Shinobi, Kenna Klosterman

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Our weekly audio podcast We Are Photographers brings you true stories from behind the lens and behind the lives of your favorite photographers, filmmakers, and creative industry game-changers. From their struggles to their wins, host Kenna Klosterman discovers the real human stories about why they do what they do.

Listen to this and other audio episodes on our audio Podcast page.


In this episode, Tobi takes us on a journey from being unhappy as a lawyer to a self-taught freelance photographer, Instagram influencer, and agency creative director. We explore the importance of community and how both law and photography were an opportunity for Tobi to challenge himself, help other people, and make money doing so. Tobi talks about developing mood and signature style in architectural photography. If you've ever struggled with the downsides of perfectionism in photography, work, or life - you'll relate to Tobi's personal story and learn tips for how to overcome this while still maintaining high standards.


Tobi “Tobi Shinobi” Shonibare is an award-winning international multifaceted photographer and videographer based between London and Chicago. His work extends from high profile events, product photography, architecture, interviews. Best known for his work on social media, he has an excess of 190,000 combined followers. On these online platforms, he mainly displays his specialization in finding beauty in often gritty urban landscapes. His distinctive focus on detail, perspective, geometry, and symmetry allows for appreciation for architecture. His passion to push creative boundaries has led to many world-renowned collaborations with Audi, Adobe, Sony, and recently Samsung. Tobi is a Sony Global Imaging Ambassador, an Adobe Lightroom Ambassador, and a Senior Content Creator in an award-winning, fully integrated, creative agency. There, Tobi provides social strategies for an array of digital content from video to photos for brands. His love for creating and storytelling has led to his starring in an award-winning documentary, “I Take Photos”.