Well versed in the areas of design, motion and photography, Farouk Alao, delivers a body of work, full of character, titled Urban Native. Urban Native was a celebration of both Farouk’s and Zeda the Architect’s, whom Farouk collaborated with, Nigerian heritage .
Farouk gives us a captivating definition of an Urban Native; “ An individual who thrives in a citified environment with steez by informing and curating the scene through understanding and utilising their birth and natured inheritance. “
“An Urban Native is a rare individual, someone who stands out by being themselves 100% they achieve this by incorporating elements of they're heritage with whatever their present reality is, in this case of the individuals in this project, their heritage is African and their present reality is Ireland specifically Dublin city.”
The combination of vibrant models against the muted tones Dublin’s streets, skilfully personifies this definition and gives the viewer total clarity as to what an Urban Native is, leaving no questions for the individual beholding this collection of images
The full project can be viewed on Farouk’s website - https://farouk.ie/Urban-Native-1