I Have Backed…Unscrambling Africa

“Images of Africa, by Africans, in Africa.”

The perfect motto for a project that I wish I was a part of.

Four artists/storytellers from Kenya will be embarking on an epic journey of Southern Africa, covering 13 cities, 10 countries in around 8 weeks. This will see them photograph, film, draw and experience Africa in ways that most of us can only dream of.

The artists / storytellers are:

Mutua Matheka

Joe Were

Lulu Kitololo

Josh Kisamwa

A journey of this magnitude can only happen with financial backing from people like you and me. I have already done my bit and this is where you come in.

Please show your support by visiting the Unscrambling Africa – Kickstarter campaign page and become a backer by pledging as little as $8/£10. And once you have done this, please do not forget to share the campaign with your followers on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram….etc.

Thank you for stopping by…….

#UnScramblingAfrica

Taking Instant Pictures

Last year, I bought a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera. My intention was to get kids at my son’s school excited about photography during the Winter Fair, but that was a bust 😔.

I guess, I was just too excited and I failed to do my photobooth homework well.

With more practice, I will definitely be back.

Fast forward to May, 2016, having not used the camera for a while due to other commitments, I decided I would actually make use of my Instax camera, but I needed a challenge. Shooting using film, instant or otherwise, in this day and age of digital photography is not cheap. Anyway, I dusted off my cool blue Instax Mini 8 camera, bought my film from Amazon UK and came up with an idea to shoot using the film.

The Kenya Sevens team were going to be in town for London 7s and I thought I would do my own version of the squad profiles using the camera. And this was the result…

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFon7YsiBr2/?taken-by=ek13_photos

 

There was a lot of buzz from this image on my Instagram and I knew I was on to something. Even Fujifilm UK reposted my image on their feed.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFt_1GpgjZR/?taken-by=fujiinstaxuk

 

I actually even used the camera to collect signed prints from a few people during London 7s which I will be posting on my Instagram feed in due course. One of which I kept from the Kenya 7s team – Collins Injera – as he became the ‘All Time Try Scorer’ of all time in the Sevens World Series.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BFqZoUGiBqC/?taken-by=ek13_photos

 

What next? I have something planned for June using my Instax Mini 8 and I am so excited about it. My son even wants one now. So I may just upgrade to the Instax Mini 70 in Island Blue and gift the Mini 8 to him on his 6th birthday.

#filmsnotdead

IRB London Sevens – Day Two

Another day in Twickenham and as a rugby fan, it was a wonderful day. The weather was perfect and the games very entertaining. Here are a few shots of the day….

What a tackle!!!

Kenyan Supporters

Yes We Can!

And we did….team receiving the Bowl trophy

Kayumbet on the pitch!

Lap of honour and acknowledging the Kenyan fans for their support

Saluting the Kenyan fans

Ohhhh….did I mention that Kenya won the Bowl? Well…..they did.