I have recently been involved in an assignment that meant taking pictures for about 30 days for UNDP Kenya,program work as well as images to add to their internal image bank.It was a very good experience and here are some of my favourite images from the assignment.
I did an assignment that involved profiling duka owners in Nairobi’s informal settlements.This is part of a program that aims to empower small-scale duka operators.Most Kenyans earn a living directly or indirectly through the informal sector, recognising this, it helps to give basic business training as well as help with merchandising and linkages to manufacturers for better pricing.This is smart duka.
Was out early this week with friends from @onetouchlive where we were given a guided tour of Dandora with Valziki from Dandora Hip-hop city (DHC).Dandora has a bit of this and a bit of that.Here is my collection of images from that walk.
Chelebi Mount Elgon you want to go here, great weather, great people and lovely sights once you get past the climbing. While here I was hosted by families who were kind enough to open there homes and time to me. On two consecutive morning’s I noticed some beautiful light in the Kitchen and I couldn’t resist shooting.
In 2013 safaricom Kenya Ltd started using young kenyan photographers to do pictures for their calendar.Now, the Safaricom calendar is a big deal both inside and outside the organisation so to do it is a great affair.The campaign was dubbed capture Kenya.In 2014 I was one of the photographers selected to be part of this campaign.It was a good ten days of showcasing Kenya’s beauty that culminated in the 2015 calendar where three of my pictures got picked for June, July and September for the calendar.Here are some of my favourite from the campaign.
The Maasai of Kenya are known for many things, the key of which is their culture.Among the Maasai, the cows belong to the men and the milk to the women.Despite the large herds of cattle they have, Maasai have never commercialised their milk.The women of Ilkipirash in Kajiado Kenya with the help of Technoserve Kenya got together and formed a cooperative society to help them market their milk.This they did and in turn, improved the lives of many families economically. This blog is about those women and the joy of their labour.
I finally decided it’s time Kevin Ouma had a page exclusively dedicated to documentary work, where my first love is as a photographer. This is hope is the beginning of a great adventure for you my readers as well as for me as a photographer. Dive in as we explore the beauty that Kenya offers and the many people and place we shall interact with in pictures. I will do my best to give you something every week and on different topics from different places. KARIBU!