ancestrality looks regal in this powerful photo series

July 23, 2018
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Visual artist and model Kid Ken shot and creative directed a photo series that explores the regality found in ancestry. The series depicts model and actor Ezekiel Ajeigbe posing with and wearing traditional tribal masks carved out of wood, creating a unification of physical form and physical heritage.

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The muscled form of the model paired with the carved masks illustrates a sense of the body being carved out of wood and varnished, much like the masks that furnish it. The powerful imagery highlights the beauty and power of the black body, reminding viewers that it is more than object, but creation.