Looking back at Lumen Lenz and how far we have come if anyone had told me how things would play out I probably would not have believed it. This journey started in 2002 and photography has made me travel to places I had only read about or seen on my television.
It is said that when something pushes you to the wall, you either break the wall or turn around to face what is pushing you. When the rest of Nigeria was worrying about the performances of the Super Eagles at the AFCON in Mali, I was worried about my future. See, it was time to register for WASSCE and NECO and I could not afford the N4000 needed to register for both exams at the end of February 2002.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. I was fortunate that Christie returned from the USA that week and handed me a small film camera. The next Monday, I began to capture the images of my schoolmates and teachers for a small fee.
The weekend after that was the Eid al-Adha and many people on the prayer ground were dressed in beautiful attires and they wanted to preserve those memories. I had been a photographer for a few weeks and I had realized almost 400% of the money I needed for the registration of my exams.
The school principal was stunned when I showed up to pay the fees, a part of him worried that I had turned to crime out of my desperation. He blushed with pride when I told him about my business and he advised me to keep at it. It was at this point that Lumen Lenz Photography was born although it was a one-man battalion. I continued to capture images, I continued to learn so that I could add more skills to my arsenal, and I continued to keep my customers satisfied.
When I needed more funds to improve the quality of service, I partnered with a friend of mine, Momoh Jimoh aka Sharp-Sharp! We were able to purchase a new and improved camera that could capture all sorts of images no matter the condition. This addition was important because I soon found myself traveling across the country and taking pictures for incident reports of the Safety Department of the NNPC. Some of the pictures I took ended up in newspapers and magazines that were sold all over Nigeria.
Lumen Lenz Photography followed me to the prestigious Kaduna Polytechnic when I began to study. It was difficult to balance my academic pursuit with photography but I managed to get it done. At this point, it had become a dream to establish a world-class photography studio in Kaduna for Lumen Lenz. Thanks to President Buhari’s Youth Entrepreneurship Support Program, that dream has been realized. The Lumen Lenz studio is now at the Kaduna Club Shopping Complex.
One of the reasons why Lumen Lenz has survived this long is we pay attention to the needs of our customers and continue to meet their needs. What started as a one-man battalion, a man with a simple film camera has now become an outfit that provides photography, video coverage, decorations, catering services, and event planning. Videos and pictures are produced in formats that meet your preferences as the customer.
The Lumen Lenz studio is located at Shop 31 Kaduna club shopping complex opposite Hamdala Hotel Muhammadu Buhari way Kaduna. We love to connect with customers via our official website and on social media especially Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The prices are favorable and our services are excellent. It would be my pleasure for you to become a part of the Lumen Lenz family and I strongly believe that you will not regret it. Thank you.