Photographer: Niall O'Brien
I met Eric on one of the rare scorching hot London days. We had been talking a bit about the project so I was excited. Eric is from Saint Lucia and teaches a number of things in West London like drumming and capoeira.
When we met up he had so much energy and I felt a relationship strike straight away. This is all I need in a sitter – a sense of comfort and trust. We just hung out for the day and I took photos of him during an outside drumming class.
It was all hand printed about a week later from 35mm. Like Eric I was fascinated and impressed with this project. It also made me think of London as a city.