Lyra Aoko Photography – RED 01

When the idea for the RED Project materialised in my head on a random Tuesday morning, it honestly seemed a bit very far-fetched.

The colour red had been attracting my eye more than usual that week and thoughts of the concept kept disturbing my mind until I finally gave in and set the ball rolling.

It had been ages since my last organised photoshoot and the nerves were so real!

I did not have an ideal location, a model nor a stylist when the idea was birthed but my heart could not rest and I put down all my ideas over the next few days hoping for the best.

Luckily the universe was on my side and it brought along Shanelle Siase (Kenyan supermodel and African Queen), Jamie Kimani (Stylist and amazing designer) and a idle town I had never visited before.

We (Jamie, Shanelle, Isaac and I) travelled and shot the entire series in Nanyuki Town because nature was a very key element in the vibe of this shoot.

This is the Part 1 of the shoot.

Vulnerability 01 – Gender


Images by Lyra Aoko Media 





Dress by Jamie Kimani

I gave stylist and designer @jamie_kimani a simple brief. ALL RED. Jamie went out of his way and created this dress from scratch specifically for the RED project. It gave the rest of the images from this shoot the vibe it needed and I’m eternally grateful for his amazing contribution and talent.

Accessories by Adele Dejak

Look out for Part 02 tomorrow.

Love and Love

Lyra Aoko


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  • Reply audrey November 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm


    • Reply lyraoko November 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      Thank you so much Audrey!

  • Reply Wamuyu Thoithi November 24, 2016 at 8:08 am

    This is out of this world. Mad props to you and the entire team. Beautiful work.

    • Reply lyraoko November 29, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Everyone really came through on this project. It felt really good seeing it all come together. Thank you so much for your support Nelly!

  • Reply Lyra Aoko Photography - RED 02 November 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm

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  • Reply Jodie November 25, 2016 at 6:28 am

    Mad impressive shots

    • Reply lyraoko November 29, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Thank you for the positive feedback Jodie 😀

  • Reply Silvia Njoki November 25, 2016 at 9:41 am

    This is amazing Lyra! So much thought behind it and the execution is perfect

    • Reply lyraoko November 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      Thank you so much appreciating this body of work Silvia.

  • Reply Lyra Aoko Media – RED 03 November 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm

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  • Reply Muthoni Kaberere November 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    The weaker sex…

    ‘Yet the reduce you to the curve of your hip and swell of your breasts’. Powerful!

    • Reply lyraoko November 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      YES!!! We are superhuman!

  • Reply Jtasha January 4, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Broken Crayons still color…..gorge shots!!!!!

    • Reply lyraoko January 7, 2017 at 1:41 am

      Thank you so much Jtasha!

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