The start of something very special....

BTS frames from shoot day 1 of this Fine Art project with Badu Sports.

A project anchored in family, connection and friendship is in loving memory of Michael Adu (pictured in the 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.

Love and gratitude to Michaels family, everyone at Badu especially Althea, Nana, Coach Naim, Frankie and Ciara Zeniece and Joel for believing in, and together evolving our vision for this project.

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 give them as much photoshoot experience as possible. This means so much to me, and I hope these days inspire and accelerate all their journeys as creatives.

Big thanks to Frankie for these BTS photos :)

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