Around 2015, Nour-Eddine Jarram starts to portray young immigrants in his work. For this he often uses selfies that are posted on social media. The youngsters often appear self-aware and challenging but also in a vulnerable and introverted state of mind.
Here a bare-chested boy with a staring gaze is portrayed prominently wearing a large wristwatch. In the lower half of the image there are calligraphic signs in blue that may refer to religion. They also indicate the conflict between the prohibition in Islamic culture to portray people and the artist's need to be free in his choice of subject and to break free from this compulsion.