In one of the warehouses of the Marconi industrial estate 11 years ago a shepherd Nigerian founded an Evangelical Church. Every Sunday Pastor Larry Olumakin meets with a group of numerous faithful to celebrate a mass. It's a party religious in which they all wear their costumes elegant and proud. Children, teenagers and adults share prayers in English and hallelujahs, songs and dances and also food.
A group of teenagers are in charge of playing the drums, an organ and a electric guitar. A group of women and girls make up the choir. Throughout the year there are common celebrations such as birthdays, children's day, new year, santa claus and equinoxes. They also celebrate numerous vigils. They usually last a whole night as well as meetings with other pastors of the
For a little over a year I have visited them with my camera; I have shared their festivals and commemorations as well as documented their rituals.
After a while, I set up a small studio on the second floor of the church and I began to make portraits of them on Sunday afternoons after mass.
The result of these sessions is this work.