I first met Sarjo backstage at a fashion show in Kaohsiung in the south of Taiwan which we were both working on. I learned that Sarjo was from The Gambia which is one of my favourite countries. When the show was finished we shared a taxi to the station and ended up eating dinner together as we waited for our train which happened to be the same one although we were getting off at different stops. After exchanging Facebook details we both went our separate ways with parting words of “let’s keep in touch”. I’m the type that actually will keep in touch! The same goes for, “come around for dinner” and “come and stay with me in Paris” haha.. Anyhow, long story short, I asked Sarjo if she would give me the pleasure of getting in front of my lens for a portrait session. Here are some of the highlights from the shoot.
Photography by Tanya Weekes
Location: Toufen, Taiwan