BOY SCOUT - 2016

In May 2016 we set up a street studio to shoot a documentary photo project on motorcycle taxi drivers in the local area of Mushin in Lagos, Nigeria. We had spent the morning shooting the ‘Okada Drivers’ and it was late in the afternoon when we noticed a young boy scout that was watching us. He was intrigued by our studio setup as we were by his appearance and uniform. This mutual curiosity led to his portrait being taken. For us the portrait represents the beauty of street photography where random encounters can lead to decisive moments.

Boy Scout is part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 at the Nation Portrait Gallery in London. It is a collaborative portrait by Ohiri + Kassinen.