Photographer Philipp Raheem’s route into industry is an unconventional, yet remarkable, one. A biomedical sciences graduate, Philipp initially took up photography while on a backpacking trip to Nigeria, before returning to the UK to study medicine. Shortly afterwards, however, an invitation to YEEZY’s first fashion show led him to take time off from his then-NHS job and head to New York. “Finessing” himself into Kanye West’s network and heeding his advice to do what makes him happy, Philipp decided to leave the science world behind to create full-time. Today, Philipp’s practice sees him fuse his Nigerian heritage with his British upbringing to work on projects for the likes of Hunger Magazine, i-D and more. Here, we speak to Philipp about maintaining integrity, learning via YouTube and working with Wizkid.