The Happy One? Big thanks to the fellas at Coaches Voice for their efforts in getting Jose to ‘play ball’. A fairly simple set up in a basement hotel room, but a lovely few moments of engagement with our man here, including this warm smile I felt lucky to catch. Supercool cat of course and the perfect subject, really.
Great to have a band like WhenYoung in the studio - enthused, up for stuff and thoroughly living inside their creativity in this moment. Lovely to shoot for Euphoria magazine and super proud of the results. Caught in camera with multiple flashes on my Bron Move packs, this technique allows subtle movement and interplay within the frame and there’s this excitement to seeing what you’ve got each time which brings a challenging dynamic and makes for a whole series of fresh images outside the norm. That’s what I found anyway.
Bit of a moment of course. Almost goes without saying that he was utterly comedic throughout, salaciously gossipy and great to shoot. He does his thing, we do ours, the shots go on the cover of MOJO and look very excellent.
So many images. Just so many. Their work is so powerful and has such a positive effect on millions throughout Africa, and it was a delight to return to Gambia with Two Wheels For Life who power Riders For Health over there. This image below was shot from the window of our car as we waited to cross the river at Farafenne to Soma at night, where the ferry had broken down and everyone was super nervous they would cross that night. Lit by a single spotlight, this guy was just waiting, like we all were.
The playing conditions of the Banjul football team are not the same as most places. They share the pitch with Riders For Health, who train new riders in the dust on which the team play. Alimatou (below) is the team goalie and she just looked like a portrait to me, sweating in the afternoon heat.