His full name is Abubakar Ceediq Opeyemi Mohammed, but everyone calls him Ceediq Mohd. He is a film maker; originally a cinematographer. Photography comes with the job.
You can say he is a born film critic. From a very young age, he developed the attitude of always critiquing movies whenever he watcthed movies with his family members, suggesting what could have been done better. This got to a point him mum banned him from watching movies with the family, “She told me that until I can make a better movie than the ones they were watching, I shouldn’t leave my room to watch movies with them.”
Initially, the ban was painful, but this led him to develop the act of day-dreaming. He started thinking of an entire sequence of a movie in his mind. He will then share these stories with his friends in school, “They will say ‘we know it’s a lie but continue, we are enjoying it'”, he says.
He later got a job with a media and marketing company where he worked for several years. This was where his creativity was developed. “Photography,” he says, “pays me constantly to fuel my film-making career.” He works with various models who help him use these pictures to pass across his message.
A major challenge for him is financial backup for his projects. A lot of people tend to promise to help but then fail to fulfil their promises.
@ceediq.mohd draws his inspiration from his mum.
The pictures below are few of what he has done so far.
To see more of Ceediq Mohd’s inspiring pictures, head to @ceediq.mohd on instagram.