Raised in London, Eddie Otchere’s upbringing on council estates and jazz is reflected in his carefully defocused realism. A graduate of the London College of Printing, his photography career began in 1993. Since then, Eddie’s work has been featured in such magazines as Lodown, RWD, Touch, Trace, iD and Mixmag. He has photographed music covers featuring Estelle, Lil Louis, Izzi Dunn, Nitin Sawhney, Ginuwine, Black Star, Morcheeba and Omar and captured celebrities Keith Lemon, Jennifer Lopez, Jay Z amongst others. His advertising clients include Converse, Rizla, and Island Def Jam. In 1993 he released his first book, The Junglist, published by Boxtree/Macmillan. In 1996 Eddie made his directorial debut with Future Forces Dead by Dawn video and Cowboy Film for Island/Def Jam. In 2007, he received great acclaim for curating the Devotional exhibition with artist Sonia Boyce at the National Portrait Gallery. His ongoing community arts project Brixton Graffic Show, in collaboration with Adrian Wood was supported by Guinness Foreign Extra Stout and the Arts Council in 2002, 2003 and 2005. His work is also featured in the upcoming Photofusion’s AMPS exhibition and publication opening in November 2011. Currently represented by Tony Magnetic in Hong Kong, Eddie splits his time between London, Hong Kong and Accra, currently learning the piano and watching cartoons with his young daughters Erikah and Aliyah.