I took these photographs in the summer of 2011. My mother, a fashion designer, created a conceptual collection of garments for a conservation society show.
These pieces each tackled a different theme: The Condom Dress highlights issues around safe sex and the HIV crisis in Africa, The TV Dress tackles the e-waste and recycling issues that modernity has brought, and The Magazine Dress is fashioned from the disposed-of pages of consumerism.
I directed and captured the photoshoot against the backdrop of Lagos streets. The professional models juxtaposed against a setting strewn with litter and the decay of debris, adorned in haute-couture trash.
This is the state of the earth.