TEFF THEORY IS...
home to visual and thought experiments by Nigerian essayist, self-portraitist, and self-taught, award-winning visual artist, Stephanie C. Nnamani. Nnamani is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Psychology, Business Studies and Communication Studies. In 2009, she began practising self-portraiture to familiarise herself with the camera and examine what she calls a “layered self”.
Her work now spans documentary and editorial photography, essay-writing, graphic design and more. For Nnamani, embracing multiplicity emphasises the quality of creativity as intertextual, with one medium relying on the other to offer a deeper, immersive understanding. This is further supplemented by her purposeful, distinct use of colour—colours that remind her of home.
Nnamani’s discipline draws from her journey as a first-generation immigrant to create work that examines competing concepts of absence, presence, and Otherness.
She is the founder + creative director of STUDIO THEORY--a digital, ever-evolving conduit committed to creative expression rooted in an abandonment of a fixed definition of what comprises a "studio". Currently exploring: design, photography, direction.