Nadine Ijewere’s fashion and portrait photography is characterised by attentive explorations of identity, sometimes fused with playful touches of fantasy in real-world environments. Her talent for capturing youth with authenticity channeled through elements of the ethereal, statuesque and nostalgia, has caught the eye of Dazed, Vogue Italia and The British Journal of Photography. Aside from her editorial work, Ijewere’s personal projects delve further into representing youth and identity, including this portrait series of young people in the hometown of her grandmother, Lagos. The series speaks of home in a literal and conceptual sense, featuring her models styled with domestic objects and materials alongside locally sourced fabrics, sharing a creative narrative of identification in the Nigerian city.
All images © Nadine Ijewere