During my travels through Ghana, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso, I was struck by the amount of (mostly fake) western brands I would constantly encounter. Through images of youth on the street and the friends I made along the way, I've created a collection that shows brands beyond the clean, flawless new vision traditional western media shows you. What I see is how these brands get a second life, real life fashion. Which results into the pure, vivid portraits of real depictions of youths and ‘their fashion’.