In the time that he has set up base in the UK, starting with a degree programme in Creative Direction for Fashion at the London College of Fashion in 2017, photographer Hidhir Badaruddin has accomplished plenty that has made him one of the most exciting young talents to hail from Singapore in recent years. The 28‑year‑old has been spotlighted by multiple influential magazines and scored jobs with them. There was also his Creative Bursary grant from Getty Images announced in 2020.
The posse took their first trip as a group in February and travelled to the southern English village of Henfield
None of this, however, would have been possible had he not found a community of close‑knit friends he affectionately refers to as “the Slaysians”: all emerging creatives across disciplines who, like him, have roots in this part of the world. The pandemic – during which many of them had to stay put in the British capital – only made their bond stronger. In this exclusive visual essay, Hidhir offers an intimate look at how this chosen family has given him a sense of hope and home in a foreign place.