The woman who is responsible for some of the most iconic images in Nigeria is celebrated by her team as she clocks 40
The woman who is usually behind the lens found herself in front of it as This Day Style honoured legendary photographer TY Bello as she turns 40.
Renowned Photographer and gospel singer TY Bello is the latest cover star of ThisDay Style Magazine.
The photographer who is responsible for some of the most iconic portraits of celebrities and dignitaries alike got the chance to shine in front of the lens and shine she did. With her signature afro hair and eclectic style, TY Bello showed why she is one of the most treasured creatives in Nigeria.
TY shared the cover of the magazine on her Instagram page accompanied with a few words.
This feels soooo good .. to be celebrated at home by @thisdaystyle .. they’ve been family for almost 12 years and I’m so humbled by this . This is my 3rd @thisdaystyle cover and for me it says a lot .. the covers have always come at very pivotal points in my journey .. the first one in 2006 when I took the crazy leap to be a full time portrait photographer and shoot nothing else .. that may sound like nothing now but at the time ..you had to be all things to all men to make it in my field .. the second time was also important .. That whole year was tough .. I just wanted to be a Mum and it just wasn’t working and many days felt really dark .. the cover was like sunshine .. Gods pat on my back saying .. see daughter how beautiful you look .. I’ve made you beautiful.. and will make it things beautiful in my time .. my goodness .. He absolutely did.. Now this one has come at another major point .. discovering afresh who I really am.. that God made me a mother indeed ..not just to my children but to the many people I’ll be given the opportunity to inspire ,mentor and learn from.Look at theses beautiful portraits for instance . .. Photographed by two talented ladies who work with me @adelodun_ and @the_olayide .. I’m so proud of you both .. you know I hate being photographed but you guys made me enjoy this ..grateful for how hard you work cuz you know we just go and go..epele.. modupe .. Eku Ise ooo.. uD83DuDE0DuD83DuDE0Dthank you @olabeautie for coming at such short notice and hooking up my makeup .. making me feel so pretty .. and to the stylist of life @janemichaelekanem .. you’re the most patient talented visionary I’ve met . Thank you for rocking this shoot . I look forward to more amazing collaborations .. can’t wait .
Most importantly I want to thank the team at thisday style for being so awesome to work with . And for always encouraging me the way you do .I’ts been such a joy working with you .may God grant us more beautiful and creative years together.
Take a look at the stunning photos below!
Source: Pulse. Ng