I recently got invited to a night time photography session by my IG mate, photographer and cool kid “The Masked Bandit” This was a means for me to step out of my comfort zone of shooting people, flowers and more people and I openly embraced the chance to become Mutual Matheka (@truthslinger on IG) for an and evening.
I have to admit that I was a lot bit hesitant about the invite because I was and will always be SCARED OF THE POPO!! The fact that Kenyan police are notorious for asking for non existent licences whenever they see film or photography equipment which they eventually confiscate is common knowledge but I was assured that that would not be the case on that particular night.
After praying for my kit with Holy Water I set out to meet up with the bandit for our little photography adventure. My model for the day was my beautiful comrade and tribes mate Olive. No sooner had we reached town than God decided to have a super duper shower. I swear I saw an airbender child in the middle of all that chaos… Windy rain is not and will ever be the business, that. rain. was. on. crack!
We were held up in Tribeka in town during that wannabe blizzard (p.s Tribeka really isn’t. such a bad place to be stuck in during a rainy tornado) but I had come out of my hole with the intention to drin shoot so we waited patiently to achieve this goal. I think now would be a good time to mention Maina and Muga who also braved the rain for the expedition.
We set out…
Although there was a slight drizzle, the rain had cleaned the streets up in such a beautiful way. In addition to this the lights from the streetlights and the adjacent restaurants in the CBD reflected on the ground giving a nice and soft glow which could easily be captured on camera.
These are some of the images I managed to capture…
Bumaye! I am definitely lookin forward to shooting more out of the box concepts and ideas this year! I am really excited to be on this journey… Real talk *Taylor Swift Voice* Because nobody is realer than Taylor Swift.
Excuse me while I go laugh at what I’ve just written.
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