This is definitely one of my favourite shoots to date. Javan is without doubt one of the best-dressed people to contact me regarding portrait sessions.
Seeing his sense of style meant I didn't want to simply shoot a typical set of outdoor images. Around the time I was arranging the shoot with Javan, I had been devouring 80s and 90s movies set in New York; films like Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Do The Right Thing, The Basketball Diaries, He Got Game.
The idea developed very quickly. The goal was to find one or two locations around London that I could substitute for New York (ahem), and capture shots of Javan playing basketball in his a suit. Ok, one of those locations turned out to be a hoarding in the middle of Oxford Street, but you try your best, eh.
Javan loved the idea and I am really pleased with the results.