Framed

Salutations my good people 😀 First off, my most sincere apologies for being MIA for a bit. I had to travel out of the city without warning and the quality of the internet connection in the areas I travelled to was a tad appalling. However, I’m back now and I trust that my Instagram feed kept you entertained as I traversed the country.

So I had the absolute pleasure of shooting with Tatty and Angie just before I left the city. The location was an old abandoned house in Kilimani. I had a different title in mind for this post then as I was looking through the images I realized that most, if not all, of them has some frame of some sort surrounding the subject. Don’t know what was going through my mind that day. So here are my fav images.

Something about the light in this shot. Don’t ask me what it is.

It’s all about the framing in this one.

I’m beyond words for this one. Beyond words.

This photo just makes me happy 😀

For other images from this shoot, do have a look through the image gallery below. Enjoy!!

Swahili Fashion Week – Nairobi Showcase.

Salutations my good people 😀 I trust y’all had a most awesome week. I had the privilege 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. 

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 😀 And check out my page on Facebook for more images from the event 🙂

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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 🙂

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 😀

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!!

This is a post about Maria and her creations

I really didn’t have a title for today’s post 😀

So anyhu, Maria of Zambarau is pretty awesome. She’s pretty AND she’s awesome 🙂 Ok, enough doting. She was our accessories provider for a shoot I had a couple of weeks back with Sara Karay for her latest collection from her clothing line. This is Maria posing as we did test shots.

I really liked her February collection, which is what she came with for the shoot. It had such pretty pieces. It’s a shame I don’t have anyone to buy some of them for. They all really look good. My favorite piece had to be this one

It’s the colours. I’m sure. You can get more images from Zambarau’s latest collection in the gallery/slideshow below. Don’t forget to check her out on Facebook here and grab something for yourself or someone special. She also does jewellery for men (win!!!)

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Beads in the Grass

What’s happening my good people? So, I had a shoot yesterday for my fashion designer friend Sara’s line (look out for sneak previews of that throughout the week) and while we were waiting for the models to get ready, I happened to capture some pics of the jewellery that Maria of Zambarau had provided for the shoot. I haven’t seen such beautiful jewellery in ages. You need to check her out on Facebook as well as look out for more photos of her creations here on the blog. I’ll put them up as soon as I get done with editing them 😀

Here’s wishing everybody a fantastic start to the week!!

Picture of The Day – Joy

What’s happening good people?! This is me hoping that everyone has had a most fantastic weekend and thanking you once again for being that person checking out my blog right now 😀

Today’s post is the last in a series of posts about a shoot I had at the Ngong Hills with @tindilicious 2 sundays ago. Now, these days I have learnt that having someone at your side at shoots is important because there are things you will not see as a photographer that someone else will see. Like a misplaced strand of hair. Or a hand that’s placed funny. So I try as much as possible to have someone acting as my second pair of eyes. For that shoot, my friend Joy was so gracious as to accompany us. While Tindi and Mulwa were figuring out their poses, I took this lovely shot of Joy.

I will try to get her in front of the camera again in the near future so that I can do a full person of the day post about her. Let’s hope she doesn’t run away from the camera 😀
Coming up this week is a whole lot of wonderful photos for you, so make sure you make this blog your first stop on the internet every day 😉 Feel free to drop me a comment below by the way…

Picture of The Day – Paradise Tree

So this past Sunday I did a lot. After a shoot with the  Buku sisters, I had to dash off to the Ngong hills for a shoot with @tindilicious and her boyfriend. The photos from that shoot will be up tomorrow. Anyhu, Tindi spotted a tree somewhere down the face of one hill that had such luscious green grass under it while the grass around it was dry and brown.

A slice of paradise in the middle of desperation. Me thinks 😀

Picture of The Day – Windmills

What it does people?! So, today’s post is about one of those pictures that gets lost in the batch while photos are being edited after a shoot. A short while ago, I took out my brother’s car and some of my friends and went to shoot at the Ngong hills. What transpired afterwards was 2 great person of the day posts which you can view here and here. This photos is one I took as I was waiting for the shoot director to do her props thing 😀

Lovely eh? Keep it here for more wonderful images as the week progresses, coming to your computer screen thanks to tihs blog 😀

Person of the Day – Kavosa Assava

Allow me to introduce you to Kavosa. She is an International Relations senior at United States International University.

When she’s not in school, she dances, writes poetry, enjoys music, and loves to eat and hate.

In the next 5 years she would like to have finished her law degree. She also wants to run a school or NGO for the under privileged in society where, through individual sponsorship, they can be fed, educated and can nurture their talents and get psychological support.

In her words, she wants to make people’s dreams come true and her motto is “live life, don’t waste it, love it”

These images are part of a shoot I did at the Ngong  Hills. Kavosa was the only one who replied to my tweets about the shoot. I should say she was fantastic to work with. She could’ve been a professional model 😀

This last one is a bonus image I took of my props supervisor/shoot director Kadryn and Kavosa. Quite something huh?

#HemediSwag

Do you remember the episode of Tusker All Stars when Hemedi walked out on stage with an umbrella and dark sunglasses? Well, @msupastar was struck with the notion to run with that idea and thus #HemediSwag was born on Twitter. We had a few notables twitpic-ing their own iterations of the umbrella+stunnaz combination which were quite hilarious. This past Sunday at the 7th Edition of the Kinanda Arts Festival, there was a shoot that culminated this new fad. It was organized by @msupastar herself and featured @kevdanative @ngendo87 @kandutsie and @fena_menal. Enough talk, enjoy the images 😀

Stunnaz and Swag

What’s good people?! First off, I have to send out my sincere gratitude to everyone for pushing this blog to the top with almost 1500 hits in a day. Y’all are awesome!!

Anyway, this past friday I got together with my crew to brainstorm on a few projects that we are planning to shoot in the next few weeks. After that really challenging 2 hour session, we had to go do reconnaissance at some places around school and because the late evening light was so beautiful, this happened.

Yes, I was with the usual suspects 😀 The light was really really awesome and it somehow made Njomo’s pot disappear…hehehehehehe

A bit later we retreated to Tony and Frank’s place with a new addition to our posse, Msilanga. I insisted that we go to the rooftop and continue taking pics. I had an idea for a video we could do while the sun was low, so as we prepped for that (read as Tony looked for the camera) I shot everyone.

It was all about our stunna swag that afternoon (one of the pairs was mine 🙂 and I can say that these guys knew how to go hard. All in all an afternoon well spent. Even my phone getting stolen later that evening couldn’t spoil the good feeling I had after that shoot.

And that dear people is the end of this post. I will try to post that video we did that day so y’all can ooh! and aaah! 😉 Till later this week, have fun y’all!!!

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Person of the Day – Thogi

Allow me to introduce you to the face of the future of fashion in Kenya. She is Thogi, an International Relations student in USIU.

This shoot was done for her blog (which you should definitely view here) It was for a post she was doing on healthy living. I enlisted my trusty sidekick @weka_tyre to help with the lighting  and she had the services of a makeup artist called Lisa Nusu who did a fantastic job as you can see

Thogi has been a friend since right after she joined USIU. I have come to admire her charisma and her eccentric flair. I have followed her foray into the world of fashion and modelling for a while now and when the chance to shoot with her finally came up, I jumped at the chance.

I loved the images that came out of this shoot. Very litttle post processing needed to be done to all of them. Thogi really put a lot of work in her poses and her prep work with the props and the wardrobe for the shoot.

Keep an eye out for Thogi as she is set to change a lot in the fashion industry in Kenya. Don’t say I didn’t tell you so 😀

This last one is a bonus image. Looks tasty, innit? It’s healthy too 😀 Ask Thogi to tell you what goes in it…

Later peeps!