Adorable kid recreates Black Panther duel scene
Marvel’s Black Panther marked a huge milestone in the industry with the first Black superhero starring as the lead in a movie. To celebrate the film, an artist recreated the posters with little kids characterised as the lead roles. Joining hands with talent agency Looks Like Me, London-based Nigerian visual artist Asiko explored the idea through his photography.
Perfecting the look with the help of stylist Basma Khalifa and face painter Nyomie, the passion project inspired by Marvel’s Black Panther reflected the culture, heritage and the ancestral royal and regal legacy of the African diaspora. How it all happened? “After making the decision to do this passion project. I had several brilliant conversations with the @BFI & @weareparable, followed by @[email protected] and others regarding exhibiting our work,” Looks Like Me divulged in an Instagram post.
“I called the wonderful parents to discuss the project – they all said yes, yes! I then called the phenomenal Nene @vinecreatives, home to BAME exceptional creatives. This is the go to agency if you’re looking for a diverse range of creatives, they introduced me to my production team, I spoke to the photographer and stylist they said yes yes. I spoke to the face artist the day before the shoot and she said yes yes,” they also wrote, and added, “One week later, the evening of Friday 19th January 2018, we all met for the first time and the magic happened.”