MAUMBO -Meaning Shapes In Swahili

MAUMBO -Meaning Shapes In Swahili

Of course after seeing Osbornes and Abbras ‘Nyanye’ Project you start realising how much the creative industry in Kenya is changing. So I sat down with my pen and paper and I pondered upon my life and my photography. I’m a good photographer, I mean, I have a couple thousand followers on my social media pages, my rate card is above average and my fiancĂ© tells me all the time, but I felt something was missing. I needed to explore my creativity and ideas in my head.

Amazing stylist Kevo Abbra called me and talked to me about his church and in the midst of the conversation I couldn’t help but find it weird that we were talking about church with Abbra. I’m a christian, born again, but we were actually talking about the church building. He had come across some beautiful artwork in his church and he wanted us to shoot a fashion project there. Of all the locations I’ve shot in, this one was the most weird. How did the pastor even allow him.

MAUMBO FASHION EDITORIAL

Anyway, we came up with a few basic concepts, assembled the Justice League… Corrine Muthoni on the hair, Sylvia Owalla as the Model, Valary Mdeizi on the makeup, Kevo Abbra on the styling and Production and Lastly Superman Victor Peace on the photography and Retouching. The shoot took about 4 hours and we were on our way home, I particularly went to eat nyama choma with the family 🙂

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For the Geeks, I mainly used Loop lighting with one Octabox, a reflector (silver side), my old cool Canon 7d with the 18-55 kit lens.

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