Carnival (2019)

Commissioned by The Cut / New York Magazine.

Notting Hill Carnival is well-documented in the UK. There's a certain visual language used to cover the event every year that has become familiar: low angle shots of attendees caught mid-dance move, whirls of masquerade feathers, jovial policemen, and dizzying crowd shots.

For this editorial commission I decided to approach image-making during the weekend from a different perspective. I looked for moments of intimacy within the commotion, directness with my subjects, and a tone that emphasised sensuality rather than overwhelming scale. My hope was to get close, and to produce a unique view on this beloved and much-covered event.