Personal: Family First

That moment you take a minute to reflect. Family support is EVERYTHING esp. when they came out to see my FMP Free Range Show back in 2016.

My daily challenges as a mother who is trying to work as a freelance photographer and at the same follow my passion, is that there are not enough hours in a day.

On a serious note, just getting to juggle between being a wife, mother and a photographer is hard enough as your family esp. children come first as the expense of getting childcare when an opportunity to go out on a job or assignment always makes you analyse whether is it worth it. Also, people don’t take creatives seriously and always want to undercut us when it comes to paying for work done.

I am here for #SupportingWorkingMums as the struggle is real.

So, if I quote you for a job, please keep in mind that I have bills just like you. And, when I mention my kids, don’t assume I cannot do the job. It is not that complicated. They are the very reason I am putting myself forward for the job.

Thank you and stay blessed, always!

Side note: This article by photographer Sophie Ebrard puts this struggle into a much better perspective of how as women we struggle to get the job, keep the job and still strive to raise our children in healthy environments.

#SupportingWorkingMums

Event: Blinky Bill Solo Album Promo in London

Event: Blinky Bill Solo Album Promo with Dope Saint Jude
Venue: Birthdays (Dalston)
Date: 14th October 2018

This event was one of the dopest music events I had been to in a long while. I did not intend on taking pictures on the night, but just in case, I carried my camera with me and I am glad that I did.

Blinky Bill is a Kenyan rapper, DJ, producer and experimenter who’s approach to music pushes one’s limits and invites you to enjoy in its freedom of expression and creativity. He performed Birthdays as part of his European tour to promote his new solo album “Everyone’s Just Winging It and Other Fly Tales” which I have to say it was 🔥 from the first bar to the last.

Dope Saint Jude, a music artist from South Africa opened the show. She is a rapper and producer with a defiant, life-affirming queer perspective. (Source: artist website)

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#HeyHeyBlinkyBill

Asking for Help…

…is not an easy thing to do, especially when it involves money.

 

My decision to start a GoFundMe campaign was not an easy one, but I knew it had to be done. I really want to exhibit my work with my peers and a girl has got to do what a girl has got to do…or so I think the saying goes.

I created the campaign page a while back, but decided not to act on it until earlier this month, when I realised that I just won’t have enough money to produce my work to be exhibited in June. I really want taking part in the exhibition to be the pinnacle of my four years in University and I want it to be special. I also know, by exhibiting, I will get to network with a lot of people during the private view of our Degree Show and to me that would be a great opportunity to potentially get ‘seen’ with my work in full view of the public 😬.

So, this is just a quick blog post to ask for your help. Click on the GoFundMe button on the right hand side of my blog for more details – DONATE & SHARE. Your support will be highly appreciated. 🙏🏾  👍🏾

In the meantime, please check our Instagram feed to see previews of work by other students taking part in the University of Westminster Degree Show at Free Range this year.

Thank you for time and God bless you!

Afro-beats Educational Roadshow (Series 2)

Event: Afro-beats Educational Roadshow (Series 2)
Venue: University of Westminster
Date: 23rd March 2013

Industry experts come together in the second instalment of the Afro-beats Educational Roadshow to give advise and create opportunities for potential investment opportunities in the afro-beats music industry in Africa and the Diaspora.

Afro-Beats Educational Roadshow (Series 2) held at the  University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London.
Canon 7D with Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens.
Exposure: 1/90 at f/2.8 (ISO 400) Focal length: 55mm
Afro-Beats Educational Roadshow (Series 2) held at the  University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London.
Canon 7D with Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens.
Exposure: 1/125 at f/2.8 (ISO 400) Focal length: 17mm
Afro-Beats Educational Roadshow (Series 2) held at the  University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London.
Canon 7D with Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens.
Exposure: 1/125 at f/2.8 (ISO 400) Focal length: 17mm

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TMC – Season 7

Event: Top Model of Colour – Season 7
Venue: Dexter House, Tower Hill, London
Date: 23rd February 2013

Top Model of Colour aka TMC, Season 7 held in Dexter House, Tower Hill, London is a competition to find a representative within the industry from models of African, Caribbean, Hispanic, Oriental, Asian, and dual heritage ethnicity. This season’s competition only saw female models compete.

The accolade went to Miss Pricilla Shote, who after 10 finalists, emerged the winner.

Top Model of Colour Season 7
Canon 400D with Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens.
Exposure: 1/100 at f/2.8 (ISO 800) Focal length: 51mm
Top Model of Colour Season 7
Canon 7D with Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens.
Exposure: 1/90 at f/4.0 (ISO 800) Focal length: 119mm
Top Model of Colour Season 7
Canon 7D with Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 EF-S lens.
Exposure: 1/90 at f/4.0 (ISO 400) Focal length: 23mm

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Updated: 16th March 2013

The winner on the night, Pricilla Shote has stepped down and 1st runner-up Vanessa Agyemang has been named the new TMC Season 7 winner.

*NEW* Winner - Vanessa Agyemang
Canon 7D with Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro lens.
Exposure: 1/90 at f/4.0 (ISO 800) Focal length: 119mm