Kesh x American Apparel Top, Topshop Skort, Celine Sunglasses, Pieces Clutch, Celine shoes (that I majorly lucked out on after searching for them since SS12).
These images were not shot in one of the prettiest settings in Lagos. That's the thing about a good photographer- they make something; or even many things, out of nothing.
To London; there's the Big Ben, to Paris; the Eiffel Tower, to New York; the Empire State Building. Tourism is not Lagos's strong point. I don't think we have a single notable landmark. I've never heard a Non-Nigerian say they were going on holiday to Lagos except if they were invited by a Nigerian friend. There's just really not enough to see. If I had to think of one thing that signals Lagos, it would probably be the yellow bus; referred to as 'Danfo' or the yellow 'Keke Napep' as seen in the picture. I wanted to shoot an outfit in a typical Lagos scene and we thought this was the best bet.
When you go to the Seychelles or Ibiza, you know you're bound to see countless beaches with the bluest waters or the most dramatic chameleon sunsets. The thing is though- it's not only about seeing beautiful places, it's about seeing the beauty in every place.
P.S I know I've been slow with replying e-mails and comments recently. I've been super busy but will get to them as soon as I can. As always, thank you so much for reading. x
Photos by Seun Davies