OUR STORY

ENKI AND THE FOUNDER JESSE WALKER

With hypnotically evocative imagery and beautifully detailed designs, ENKI captures your imagination and draws you into a world of wild photoshoots, tribal intrigue and mysticism. ENKI is a truly unique label with a mystique that makes them much more than just a sunglasses brand.

"ENKI is a philosophy. It's a state of consciousness; it's a spiritual trip of seeing through the illusion and awakening into the deep reality of magic" Jez.

"It's about the journey as a seeker, ENKI has a deep fascination with tribal culture, mysticism and the ancient world, and we express this through the label. I'm a deeply spiritual person, and I was finding on my travels a lot of real Magic. The thrill of journeying into exotic lands became addictive. I've experienced many incredible things, from staying with remote African tribes to the gipsies of the Thar desert India and the Berbers of the deep Sahara desert in North Africa.

If I wasn't doing this, I would be living in Africa or Turkey, following the path of a mystic. As of now, this is my path, and I truly believe ENKI is here to awaken people to the beauty of culture, to their divinity and to the Magic which is around us and inside of us at all times. Welcome to the mystical world of ENKI." Jez.

After directing the first two ENKI campaigns in Ethiopia (2013) and India (2015), Jesse then went on to learn photography and now shoots all of the imagery you see today.

Fusing magic, art and philosophy, ENKI is more than just a sunglasses brand; it's a way of thinking and being, and this what ENKI is all about.

The Tuareg Tribe, Sahara Desert Niger Africa 2020
Creative Direction & Photography Jesse Walker