My blog’s year in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 35,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals

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Swahili Fashion Week – Nairobi Showcase.

Salutations my good people ๐Ÿ˜€ I trust y’all had a most awesome week. I had theย privilegeย of being AnnSophie Achera’s personal photographer at the Swahili Fashion week this past weekend. When I was not furiously snapping away as her collection was showcasing on the runway, I was taking other images as I saw them. Here are a few notable ones.

First off, I noticed this pretty girl seated across from me and every time she turned to look at the screens, the light caught her face in a most lovely way. Took me a while but I finally got this shot of her.ย 

Then, I caught up with the beautiful Sarah Hassan before the show started. That’s someone I need to work with REAL soon. This is a shot I luckily got after the show was done and she was recording a PTC for her show on Africa Magic.

And finally, this is my shot of the night. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t have an answer for that question. It’s just one of those things.

More images in the gallery below. Please show some love to my friend by liking her page. That’s where the images of her collection on the runway will probably premiere ๐Ÿ˜€ And check out my page on Facebook for more images from the event ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S
What do y’all think of the latest design of the blog? Good? Bad? Ugly? Don’t really care as long as the posts keep coming? Please leave me a comment and lemme know. Dhangk ๐Ÿ™‚

#Kenya365

Hello my good people!!!

I trust everyone is fabulous, yes? So my content strategy has suffered a few setbacks of recent so today I’m going to point you in the direction of where you should look for more photos by Reumac. I saw a post by my good friend Mutua a couple of days before the beginning of the month about this exciting Instagram project entitled #Kenya365 that he was going to undertake in conjunction with a couple of other photographers. Read more about it here. I decided to take the challenge as well and you can see my photos so far on my Instagram or my Tumblr. If you want a treat, check out that hashtag on Instagram. The images there are quite something ๐Ÿ˜€

Keep it fresh people ๐Ÿ™‚ Lemme look for photos to put up later in the week….

Chizi: One and Only…A recollection

I should confess now that I am a HUGE fan of Dan ‘Chizi’ Aceda. I play his music on loop most times. So you can imagine how happy I was to see him in concert the other day. My camera was happier ๐Ÿ™‚ The highlights are below:

The drums

and Chizi dancing his way into the crowd’s heart ๐Ÿ˜€

More images in the gallery below. I know this post is a couple of days late but si at least I have put the photos up, right? ๐Ÿ˜€

A Taste of Things to come

Hey everybody *waves* I know I’ve been MIA for a while and I’M SORRY. *dodges missiles* I shall soon be making my come back. And it’ll be in a BIG way. So don’t give up reading just yet ๐Ÿ˜€

To whet your collective appetites, here are images from a shoot I directed over the weekend for my good friends Nailantei and designer Maria. Enjoy!!

World’s Loudest Library – 4

So this past Sato, I joined a couple of my friends and made some new friends at this month’s World Loudest Library held by the PMBC Library (Who you can find out about here)
Kenya Power sabotaged us like halfway through the gig but that didn’t stop the fun. The candles were unleashed and the people quieted down (except for me and @mkaigwa on the drums for….dramatic effect) to listen to excerpts from last month’s challenge “Made in China” As that was going on, I got these two images of the event organizers @tender_thang and @Raph_out_loud.

That last image was at the insistence of @mkaigwa. Awesome chap that one. The rest of the images are below. A couple of them WILL get me shot at (I’m looking at you Kato). But I don’t care.

This week will be an interesting one so make sure you’ve subscribed to the blog and kept a bookmark on your browser. Big tings a gwan ๐Ÿ˜‰

Coming soon…

SO,ย 

I got a new camera ๐Ÿ˜€ Trying it out later today (this was written at 2.24AM after a long night unboxing and reading manuals and what not) so I’ll post sample images when I’m done with the shoot. ION, what a week eh? It rained here tonight. Haven’t been happier in a long long while. Hope the grass gets rejuvenated enough for my test shoots in the afternoon to look a bit green.ย 

Now I’m rambling. Off to do dishes ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Mysterious Lady

My titling for posts on this blog has suffered a great deal over the past couple of weeks. Well, it’s not really my fault ๐Ÿ˜€
In other unrelated news, I’m back to shooting a whole lot. Thankfully. They say art comes with practise. Well, this photo can technically be called art, right?

The lovely lady in the picture is Hodho. More photos from the shoot I did with her shall be coming up soon as I decide what I’m gonna do with them in post ๐Ÿ™‚

We have a winner!!

So, I ran a competition yesterday for someone to guess what was in the trees in the picture. The correct answer was 2 hornbills on the right and on the left side of the picture. Because I didn’t expect most people to be able to name the species of bird on sight, our winner is Tatty Biyaki who correctly answered that there were 2 birds in the trees. She gets a shoot ๐Ÿ˜€

My congratulations to her, and the rest of you should not give up hope any time soon. There shall be yet another chance for you to win on this blog VERY SOON. Mark my words on that..

Time to take a break

What’s happening my good people?

First off, congratulations are due for the regular readers of this blog. Because of you guys, we have surpassed 11K hits in the past 6 or so months the blog has been in existence. That’s awesome! We can only go higher from here. So keep reading and sharing your favorite posts on the blog ๐Ÿ˜€

Now, because I need to finally finish my stint as an undergraduate student, I need to take a short break from shooting and posting on the blog. It’s final exam week and I need to give it all my all because these are my FINAL exams in my undergraduate history. I really can’t afford anything but the best for these. But worry not, I shall hopefully be back with Flashback Fridays 04 this Friday, so be sure to look out for that.

Till later this week, here is wishing everyone a most interesting time! ๐Ÿ˜€

There’s a story to be told – Another teaser

So, the other teaser post (view it here) brought me a lot of heat from @msupastar this morning on Twirra. She was supposed to be at the shoot with us but decided instead to goย gallivantingย with @kevdanative in Nyeri. A challenge arose for me to top Kev’s post about their travails in Nyeri (view it here) and this is my (probably feeble) attempt at doing so.

There is a story to be told. A story of greed and power.

A story eventually filled with joy and happiness.

A story of a man, his wife AND his girl.

 

P.S

All images are straight out of camera. And the story will be told. Later this week hopefully ๐Ÿ˜€

Person of the Day – Cynthia Kimola

Allow me to introduce you to Cynthia. She is a fourth year Communications major at Daystar university.

She is a woman of many talents so sheย wears many hats at the same time. She is the programming manager for 103.1 Shine FM (daystar’s campus radio station) and she presents a gospel hiphop show on the same station. I can tell she’s a film enthusiast because I met her 2 months ago at a Lola Kenya Screen forum that was showing Organs, a movie shot and produced by a couple of my friends.

According to her, music is a very big part of her life. She is in love with gospel hiphop so you can imagine how close to her heart her show is. Also, she loves her voice, loves to smile, and she derives joy from motivating people (cough, conceited much?, cough)

In a few years she wants to be working for herself at the head of a creative think tank. Sounds cool, right? Fun facts about her: She doesn’t eat cake, milk, oreggs and she would secretly love to be a DJ. Just for the fun of it.

The shoot happened this past Sunday afternoon. Cynthia and her friend Julia (her ‘screen name’) were gracious enough to come to my backyard for the shoot. I will do a post with pics of both of them some time soon, so look out for that. In the meanwhile, that marks the end of today’s post. I have a lot lined up for you this week so bookmark the blog and put a reminder on your phone to check it out every day from now on ๐Ÿ˜€

*does low bow in Japanese fashion* Domo arigato gozaimasu

 

P.S

Doesn’t that last photo just look interesting. She was channeling her inner shepherdess *hides*

 

Person of the Day – Yvonne Samantha

What’s happening people?! Apologies for being AWOL for so long. I had a tough week last week. But there is good news. The main reason I was away was because I was planning and executing a music video shoot for the talented Fena. I will put it up here as soon as it’s ready ๐Ÿ˜€

So, going through my archives yesterday I stumbled upon some pictures I did when I had JUST gotten my first DSLR camera. It was for friend of a friend who just loves having her photos taken. Allow me to introduce you to Yvonne Samantha.

This shoot was a challenge because before her I had never done a shoot that would involve as many changes of clothes. Plus I hadn’t gotten much of a grasp of posing techniques. However, we were both very impressed with the outcome.

Her choice of outfits for the shoot really did justice to her, I should say. And she was a wonderful model to work with. And like good wine, she’s gotten better with age and I can’t wait to work with her once more in the near future.

And that marks the end of today’s post. Keep it here for more later in the week. Till then, thank you for reading ๐Ÿ˜€

This is a post about Marion

I didn’t have a title for this post ๐Ÿ˜€

But anyway, as I said before, sometimes I take shots of my friends for target practise. Marion is one of my favorites when I need to do some target practise. These are some shots from our last interaction

Isn’t she beautiful? This is one post where I won’t do much commenting. Enjoy the pictures!Thanks for viewing ๐Ÿ˜€

One King (a musical :-)

A friend invited me for a musical some time close to christmas 2010. I didn’t expect to get my mind blown away ๐Ÿ˜€That’s like the whole of the cast ๐Ÿ˜€ The kids were the best though.

I liked this scene. Two brothers fighting over their father’s land. Something about the lighting…This was an interpretive piece choreographed by my friend Tawi. I loved the lighting on Mary and Joseph (background)And with that we bid thee farewell and good day!