Pluton series is a celebration of young Nigerian creatives and their resilience and strength whilst making, creating and pushing boundaries through their art. From performance artists and activists to dancers, models and filmmakers, each image encapsulates something special about its subject, captured in David’s memorable style.
David says he wanted to create “a fictional Nigerian Pompeii” which he would populate with “people who are crystallizing within Nigerian society, and leaving a blazing trail in their wake.”
Pluton gets its name from the igneous rock that’s created when hot magma rises to the Earth’s surface and slowly cools, crystallizing. It’s a fitting metaphor for the series, which David shot mainly an hour north of Lagos.