Timing is everything.
I’ve been having some serious hardware issues for over a year…way over a year. I’ve been wanting to stride ahead with creative ideas, film and video ideas in particular, but felt constrained by circumstances that I could not control. The day that Lánre contacted me about doing the video for ‘Human’ was the day that I had got my laptop back after not having it for years…yes, years! Listening to ‘Human’ my eyes were welling up with tears, because it just encapsulated everything that I was feeling and learning in that moment.
Just over three weeks later, this is the result. Probably one of the quickest turnarounds in terms of idea generation, pre-production, execution, post-production and finished project. It helps that Lánre trusts me as a creative, and that we creatively vibe together in a way that makes work not feel like work, and I also have to thank the amazing Tols Malomo and Martyna Przybysz who assisted me on the day, and Kemi Kentebe for featuring in the video. This video feels like a perfect way to celebrate my return to full creative capacity after a couple of years in limbo, and working through the kinks of early motherhood.
“Because we’re all broken, so that light can come in.”
(Behind the scenes images taken by Martyna Przybysz)