Tyler Mitchell, 2022
Boys of Walthamstow, 2018 from the series I Can Make You Feel Good
Tyler Mitchell’s work visualises a black utopia. Making use of candy colour palettes and natural light, Mitchell captures young black people in gardens, parks or in front of idyllic studio backdrops where they appear as free, expressive, effortless, sensitive and proud. The utopia that Mitchell creates, makes one realise how highly it contrasts with the way reality is represented. He produces holistic imagery of individuals from his community and brings their humanity to the forefront.
© Tyler Mitchell, courtesy of the Foam Collection