A Tirade about My Aversion for Pictures

Scopophobic: fear of being seen or stared at by others.

Tobiloba Adejumo
Tobiloba Adejumo

On the off-chance that there is a question I get asked apart from my name, it has to be ‘why do you hate taking pictures?’ Honestly, despite everything I really didn’t have a clue about my loathe for pictures.

Aside from the aura anonymity brings which I delighted in, I also considered pictures uncouth because -what if these memories of happiness we choose to capture are gone? -how should we react when we see a loved one that is no more in a picture? -can’t we enjoy these moments instead of holding up until the point they become memories? I knew plainly that my hermit nature was taking everything from me.


“Having role models who are the same gender as you, who look like you, who came from a similar background as yours, can go a long way.” Alisha Ramos

I was present at the Google Developer’s Meetup that took place in the city of Ibadan. Every of the speakers were impressive. I still see Moyinoluwa Adeyemi, Femi Taiwo, Adegoke Obasa with my mind’s eye. Every of the sessions too were breathtaking. Despite the fact presentations and seminars seem like mediums that lend themselves to the sociable and conversationalist, most developers are actually shy or grapple with some form of social solicitousness. This was very kenspeckle amid Moyinoluwa Adeyemi’s session yet it was still my most loved session.

Being an introvert isn’t a reason not to take pictures or rather it ought to be the reason you should. You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories and no matter how awful these memories might appear in future -always remember that awful memories doesn’t cause the most pain, rather it’s the good ones that drives you insane.

Let’s take pictures..shall we??😎😁

🌐 Life

Tobiloba Adejumo

Doctoral Student, Research Assistant at The University of Illinois Chicago | Biomedical Optics and Functional Imaging Lab