Mohamed’s conservative Guinean upbringing does not make room for dyed hair and vibrant styles. This series is less about rebellion, and more a document of Mohamed’s liberation from morals and rules that weren’t his own. Our goal was to create an outward physical representation of his inward change. The clothes and chains are a line of his own creation, Malama’s Empire.
Photographer: Drew Botcherby @drew.botcherby
Model: Mohamed Lewis @ali_mohamed_
Retoucher: Kristy Lawrence @kdl96_