How would you describe what you do?
I’m a photographer, filmmaker and head of content at Reform The Funk. My work ranges from working on fashion editorials to taking portraits and responding to client briefs. As the head of content at Reform The Funk, I’m in charge of the creative direction and production of the content featured on the platform. My work can range from working with art directors, stylists, photographers and filmmakers to commissioning writers and creating engaging stories and narratives
How did Reform the Funk come about and what is the mission behind it?
It’s an independent cultural platform and content brand that I created in 2016 as I wanted to create an inspirational platform that represents culture in its truest respect. For a long time, I’ve had a desire to document and curate cultural narratives from an organic and honest perspective that eliminates a gaze or appropriation.
Reform the Funk aims to challenge the current status quo by giving a voice to the underrepresented. We do this by both promoting and producing thought-provoking and emotive art. We feature the truest cultural tastemakers and aim to do so while enlightening and inspiring our audience through the work. We also respond to client briefs and have worked with brands such as the V&A, Museum of Colour, Island Records and Hunger.
Can you tell us a bit about your personal work?
In my personal work as an image maker, I’m fascinated in exploring the complexity and beauty of blackness as a subject matter. My filmmaking practice is often an extension of this exploration into the unique experience of blackness.