Sam E. Ulu, Founder and CEO
Welcome to the newest series on the kandid.ly blog! To start off our brand new “Meet the Team” series, we decided to introduce you to the guy who came up with the kickass idea for kandid.ly. You’ll get to meet every member of the kandid.ly team in the coming months and we can’t wait for you to get to know us better. We love the community that we are building and are so excited that we get the chance to connect with each of our photographers and customers on a daily basis! It pretty much rocks our world
While kandid.ly was founded in 2013, we only just launched about a month ago! We bet that you’d be surprised to find out that the idea for kandid.ly has actually been around for a couple of years. Sam, our Founder and CEO, dreamed up what is now kandid.ly, way back in June of 2012! Since then, Sam has been working like crazy to bring kandid.ly to the world. Everybody on the team here feels incredibly lucky and fortunate to work with someone like Sam who has always got some pretty big and crazy ideas floating around.
Hometown: Umuahia, a small little quaint town in the east of Nigeria.
Unofficial Role at kandid.ly: The ringmaster of the kandid.ly circus, I keep the lions in their cages and the dancing poodles on their toes.
What makes you most excited about kandid.ly: Two things – First the possibility of being able to re-shape the way our meaningful moments are captured. Secondly, empowering an untapped population of photography enthusiasts to become micro-entrepreneurs.
Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate. Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but a candid picture is worth 10,000 emotions. I personally prefer candid photos because they’re akin to a time machine, a window into an emotion that I felt a long time ago, an emotion I get to revisit every time I look at picture, I can remember exactly what I was thinking, saying or laughing about.
What’s your favorite sport to watch & team to cheer for? Football and Liverpool FC – YNWA!
What upcoming event are you most excited to get photographed by a kandid.ly photographer? Mainstrasse Village Oktoberfest, check it out here and I hope to see you there!