Baba ati Ọmọ - a self portrait
Baba ati Ọmọ means “father and son,” and these self portraits I shot with my father earlier this year reveal an honest, emotional moment between us. The last time I saw my father was a few years ago, together with my mom. Earlier this year my mom passed, and I have been navigating that pain and sadness ever since. This journey of grief culminated in a small moment of catharsis as I photographed my father and saw him in a new light, as he saw a new version of myself . There was a feeling of peace and comfort as we shared this moment together.
Jordan Blake is a multidisciplinary artist born in Lagos, Nigeria. He uses a variety of mediums, including photography and directing, to explore themes of Black beauty, masculinity, and style with a focus on self-love, self-discovery, and play. He is based in Brooklyn.
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