Places+Faces lands in Singapore with an exhibition and exclusive merchandise

Places+Faces lands in Singapore with an exhibition and exclusive merchandise

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Text: Andrea Sim

Travelling duo Ciesay and Soulz of behind-the-scenes rap concert photography fame, are coming to Southeast Asia bearing merch

If there's one question not to broach in this instance, it'd have to be 'what's in a name?' The core of London photography pair Imran Ciesay and Solomon Boyede's (otherwise known as Ciesay and Soulz) brand, Places+Faces, is exactly as it's monikered. They capture faces, in places. Of friends, friends of friends, but also of musicians the likes of Daniel Caesar, The Weeknd, and the A$AP crew — oft time backdropped by party shenanigans, the backstage buzz at rap concerts, or simply a city's streets. 

Over the half decade since the duo's 'cool images' hit the Interweb, Ciesay and Soulz have since parlayed their raw captures from pixels to prints with exhibitions across the globe. Most recently, Places+Faces has also turned out merch — mostly sold online in dribs and drabs — that are of the you-need-a-password-but-it's-perpetually-sold-out variety. 

With a Southeast Asia tour in the pipeline, the duo have ramped things up by unveiling their first official clothing collection (SS18) and are kicking things off with Singapore as their first stop. From 30 to 31 March, a Places+Faces pop-up and exhibition (in collaboration with .Wav(y) and Intruders Singapore) is to takeover our island's Canvas club with an interactive installation, gallery of their photography work, as well as garments featuring 3M detailing up for grabs. While images of the clothing that will be sold at the pop-up is still under wraps, it is known that a Singapore exclusive hoodie will be retailing.

Here are some of the photographs that will be a part of the Places+Faces exhibition in Singapore: 

From 30 to 31 March, 1pm, at Canvas. Located at 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-01.

Cities Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta are also part of the Places+Faces Southeast Asia tour.