Derrick Ofosu Boateng is a promising, booming iPhone artist, based in Accra, Ghana. Inspired by the richness of the African lifestyle, his contemporary photography aims to influence the world’s perception of Africa and its art, often viewed through a limited lens in film and media. Through his art, he is inspired to represent the beauty and visual poetry of everyday African culture, lifestyles and behaviors. His portraits digital portraits burst with saturated colors and playful motifs like fruit, balloons, and musical instruments that are representative of the vibrancy of Ghanaian culture.
He started creating his colorful and soulful images, shooting on his father’s iPhone, and today he’s still an “iPhone artist” because he finds it portable and cheap to purchase compared to the digital camera. Shot and edited on an iPhone, Boateng’s works are distinguished by their meticulously staged compositions and bold Afropop-inspired color palette.