The start of something very special....

BTS frames from shoot days 1, 2 and 3 of this Digital Art project with Badu Sports.

A photography and film project anchored in family, connection and friendship, is in loving memory of Michael Adu (pictured in the first framed print), who sadly left this world at aged 8.

Michael loved football and his friends at Badu - and played for them from the age of 5 at their development centre until his passing.

The project opens with Michael's football coach, Niam holding a framed image of Michael.  Each subsequent shoot contains a framed photograph of the previous shoot - with every location chosen for its relevance to that persons friendship with Michael and his family.

Alongside all the powerful stories and visuals, is the special way we're creating this together. On every shoot and throughout production we're welcoming younger people from the Badu community + media teams on set to inspire and accelerate all their journeys as creatives. 

Love and gratitude to Michaels family, everyone we're photographing and the Badu Sports family for believing in, and together evolving our vision for this project.

Big thanks to Frankie, Joel and Zeniece for these BTS photos :)

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