Growing up in Machakos in the early 90s the most revered automotive brand my father would talk to me about was Peugeot. His enthusiasm for the brand ignited a curiosity in me and I began to notice that he had more than enough reason to give the brand so much credit. At the time, the Peugeot 504 had taken Kenya by storm for a few years already. It was the police man’s vehicle of choice, it was a taxi, a family car, a farmer’s best friend, a matatu, a school bus, a van; you name it, it could do it. Continue reading The 504
The first time I attended an Instameet, I had my Huawei Y330 to floss with and I still got great shots. Such days remind me that the passion counts more than the equipment you may have, to make something to happen. I recently attended this year’s Instameet and it was a blast. Over the last years, I have been blessed with a Canon 1200D which has brought nothing but joy in this life of mine. Continue reading WWIM17_Nairobi
When most see a camera and a face the first word that comes to mind is the ‘selfie’. However, today we get to showcase a different type of photography that involves cameras and faces but it’s not a ‘selfie’.
If you have been following this month’s series(photography month), you might have come across the term portraiture. If you are well versed with art terminologies you can deduce the term is derived from the word portrait which refers to a painting or drawing of a person that captures the face and mostly ends slightly below the shoulders and/or collarbone. Portraiture type of photography basically has the same goal only difference is instead of a paintbrush or pastel you have a camera.
From the long introduction, you can already guess where I was going with this. Today’s featured photographer goes by the handle @dubiz_ernesto. He claims to be a diverse photographer but from the looks of his Instagram feed, he is nothing less than a master of portraiture. His style mostly incorporates the use of shadows and highlights to bring out the intended vibe. You should definitely check this budding artist out.
Without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, we present @dubiz_ernesto: Continue reading Presenting| @dubiz_ernesto
When most people talk about day one brothers, they are usually referring to a friendship that has survived the test of time over say a couple of years. However, very few get the chance of having to say this while literally meaning from day one and today we get the chance prove our validity in this elite club.
He started out as a photographer around the same time BD was still getting the hang of the monthly shoots. We happened to procure his services and it was one memorable experience. It’s one of those shoots we always laugh about and it’ll never leave our memories. His name is John Onyango.
From a very informed perspective we at BD can say this fellow has come a long way, from nervous bouts during shoots to being featured on VSCO to recently having shoots within the Kasarani Sports Centre. He tends to specialise in portraiture but is not limited to it as he has dabbled in an array of other styles as well. Saying this photographer is going places is an understatement and it would be a shame if you didn’t check out his instagram. Without further ado, we present… Continue reading Presenting| @Onyango_Odhiambo
From the featured image and the title head, you can clearly tell today’s feature is definitely one of a kind. His instagram feed goes by the tag @a_mythical_stranger and boy does he live up to the expectations, at least the myth part(you’ll understand why in a minute relax). If you happen to be a follower of the bigwig pages of the kenyan photography scene on instagram, you will definitely run into his work. His style is quite diverse but it tends to capture your imagination. So don’t be too hard on yourself for posing the question, “How?”…
Continue reading Presenting| @a_mythical_stranger
Well it’s yet another edition of our periodic photography month and today to start us off and for the second time in a row; we have the eccentric and talented Frostographer. We have to say this guys progression has been nothing short of amazing. From a phone to a dslr ‘watu wametoka mbali’. His style is quite diverse and his last shoot flooding our Instagram feed with the afrominimalist can attest to this. He is a perfect example of consistency and dedication can take you places. From shoots with Swiga to capturing iconic moments in events such as the Mojuice album launch at the Alchemist and an image from his last shoot being picked and noticed by the curators for Vsco boy definitely got the sauce. The Frostographer is definitely worth watching out for and hopefully his submissions for this edition will encourage you to show some love to his Instagram and Vsco channels…
Continue reading Presenting| @the.frostographer
For this shoot we wanted to capture the theme of love within a natural environment, Ololua nature trail to be exact. However, the shoot is split into two. The first dubbed lovers on the first couple that is our very own Maureen Mwangi with hubby Jonathan Mutua. The second half focuses on motherhood by Salome Ng’ang’a. Behind the lens was the one and only Joseph Mwalumah. Continue reading Lovers nature…
I know it’s late but hey…what a way to start the year. The shoot had the no shave November theme in mind. The dress-code was purely street wear. Behind the lens was our very own Joseph Mwalumah and in front of it was the new face of BD i.e. Max (More deets on the way). You know what to do: like, share, relate… Continue reading His name is Max
This is a montage highlighting the collection of pieces by Afabri Designs: Continue reading Afabri Collection