Artist Yinka Shonibare
Assignment for Dagens Nyheter featuring Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA, a British-Nigerian artist living in the United Kingdom. His work explores cultural identity, colonialism, and post-colonialism within the contemporary context of globalisation. A hallmark of his art is the brightly coloured Ankara fabric he uses.
I met up with Yinka in his London studio during a sunny afternoon. It felt natural to have him pose in front of his own artwork as it is a mirror to his thoughts and a strong visual representation of him as an artist. To give the portrait more depth, I brought a ProPhoto B10 flash with me to highlight his facial features.