Teso Bila Chuki

Village life has revealed itself to be beautiful thing to document on our #UnexpectedKenya journey through Western Kenya. Has it always been ‘surprising’ or ‘unusual’ as per the project brief? Not really. But that hasn’t stopped Sebastian from clicking away. Last year’s Capture Kenya photographer Allan Gichigi (who tackled this very zone) said it best:…

Mumias Musings

Tuesday started with Sebastian capturing a sunrise at Kakamega Forest’s view point. The previous day’s recce had taken us up a steep hill carpeted in rock chips with sparse trees and small knots of grass for grip. It was a scary ascent (and descent!) but the view was lovely. At 6:30 am, it was at…

Kakamega

She said asthma is what prevented her from becoming a car mechanic and the profession is poorer for it. Stocky with closely-cropped natural hair, Stella is a mother of three and Kakamega town’s sole female motorcycle repairer. We picked her up early Monday morning and she was a delight to shoot given the hostile environment…

And I heard ’em say, nothing’s ever promised tomorrow, today

I think the problem started when we listened too closely to Simon Nyongesa. Aged Mickey Mouse t-shirt, frayed trousers and dusty slippers, the man’s words and charm were in sharp contrast to his appearance. When he nimbly crossed one portion of the scarified rock face to for next, we simply had to follow. He relayed…