Bruce IV was born in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived there ever since. Uninspired by his architecture degree, he dropped out of university in hopes of self-discovery and ultimately finding his purpose. On taking this leap into uncertainty, he was faced with feelings of failure and self-doubt. His discovery of photography gave him a new direction in life; he was excited to stumble upon a hobby that gave him excitement and purpose. His passion for photography started when he held the camera and grew when he realized he was good at it and could succeed at something.
Child of the Sun (Acts I and II) is a photography series created for GRAVALOT by Bruce IV. This project captures the powerful essence of African youth. It ended up becoming the only Afro-contemporary presentation at the 2018 Paris Fashion Week at the Galerie Eric Dupont, Paris.
Editorial shot by Bruce IV.
Location – Oniru Beach, Lagos, Nigeria.
Creative Director – Onye Anuna, GRAVALOT.
Models – Henry Ifeanyi Ezenwata & Francis Emmanuel Izu.