The Struggles of Photography in the Streets of Nairobi

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You’ve been up since 4 am. The construction estimate you’ve been working on for the past 2 days needs to go out by 4:30pm and you’re not even halfway through the bills of quantities (for those who don’t know, that’s part of  the work of  a Quantity Surveyor. Yes, please go right ahead and google what a QS does.I am tired of explaining why we do not “pima mashamba”) And so,  for the better part of the day, you shuffle between the excel workbook, Archicad ;  punching rapidly on your calculator, sketching a few things here and there and scribbling on your take-off sheets. You have never been one to not deliver  and this shall not be the first.  Your eyes are just as tired as your  back; your mind has literally stopped functioning.  But that gratifying feeling that comes with beating deadlines placates your soul; the struggle was…

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Amboseli National Park – Part I

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*channeling my inner Eminem* Guess who’s back, back again 😂😂.

Hey fam! *waves frantically*

So a fortnight ago I managed to tick off yet another place off my bucketlist, courtesy of the OneTouch  team. First, let me just say that I was ecstatic when I found out that I’d be joining them on their trip to Amboseli National Park. It was not easy convincing them to let an outsider tag along but HEY.. I am that girl *dusts shoulder*. Anything for photography 😄.

At about noon on Sunday 14th September, I got a call from Mutua, who informed me that he would be picking me up. I did a mini celebratory dance in the midst of our phone call. Hahaha. The reason was that just that week, we had spoken about me getting to ride in the famous Luanda (Mutua’s Landrover) and as fate has it, Sunday was the day…

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World Wide Instameet 12

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Once again, instagram has called upon photographers and photography enthusiasts to come along and meet for the 12th edition of the world wide instameet.

Instameet: An event by photographers or people who enjoy photography where they meet and take photos of their particular location and share it under a designated hashtag for that event.

Nairobi, Daresalaam, Mombasa and Kigali have not announced venues yet but Zanzibar are going at it with lens a blaze.

“ZANZIBAR” Save the Date. Worldwide InstaMeet 12 is on october 3rd and 4th of October 2015…..just around the corner.” Reads part of the invite calling photogs to go explore the beautiful coastal island.

“As you may have seen, Worldwide InstaMeet 12 is happening on the weekend of October 3-4! Because #WWIM12 falls near the community’s birthday, @Instagram wanted to celebrate the connections people have made over the past 5 years. So They’re encouraging participants to take…

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A Journey to a 1000 Hills.

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Amakuru? (How are you?) LOL if you see how busy i am on google translate. You’d subscribe to recieve the blog via email 😉

Take 2.
Amakuru?
Recieve greetings from the land of 1000 hills, Rwanda. I am really excited to be here. Everyday is just better than the previous.

Traveling is fun. It is life. If it were free, i am sure you wouldn’t see me for a while.

Kigali came calling, and being the adventurer i am i answered. . . A 24 hour journey my friend. . 24 hours. Then you get here its GMT +2 so they are an hour behind from Nairobi time. I cannot keep up.

Here we were, heading west i believe.
The Rift Valley Viewpoint is amazing in the evening.

Rift Valley Viewpoint at Night Rift Valley Viewpoint at Night

“5 minutes break” yells the conductor. We are in Nakuru already.
As others go eat, i move…

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Bathtub Chronicles 


PHOTOGRAPHY BY THEBONGOLESE

Another shoot I did while at kitengela glass house .

I loved the bathroom it was HUGE and I have always wanted to take a shoot in a bath tub. ( I am going to do it again ) and so to make the bathtub less boring I added a touch of my own with the shoes and magazines .

Sadly I don’t have much to say today since I have to get back to my books since I am currently doing my finals . Wish me luck .xx

By the way I’m going to be doing a giveaway on Thursday so be on the look out every body. ( Sadly again it’s for Kenya and Tanzania only )

Wearing:

Top : BCBGMAXAZRIA

Jeans : DIY

Shoes : ( old )

Have an amazing week lovers ❤️

Love,

LEHAUTESTYLE.

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Bathtub Chronicles 


PHOTOGRAPHY BY THEBONGOLESE

Another shoot I did while at kitengela glass house .

I loved the bathroom it was HUGE and I have always wanted to take a shoot in a bath tub. ( I am going to do it again ) and so to make the bathtub less boring I added a touch of my own with the shoes and magazines .

Sadly I don’t have much to say today since I have to get back to my books since I am currently doing my finals . Wish me luck .xx

By the way I’m going to be doing a giveaway on Thursday so be on the look out every body. ( Sadly again it’s for Kenya and Tanzania only )

Wearing:

Top : BCBGMAXAZRIA

Jeans : DIY

Shoes : ( old )

Have an amazing week lovers ❤️

Love,

LEHAUTESTYLE.

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Camp Longonot

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It felt great to be back on the road this past weekend after being indoors during the previous one, since President Barack Obama was in Nairobi for the weekend to curtain raise for the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).

We started off our day by catching the sunrise at the Uhuru Park View Point in Upper-Hill, Nairobi. We were at the view point by 6 am. However, the sun was not to be seen up until around 6:45 am and boy wasn’t it EPIC! I wanted to get a completely different perspective of the Nairobi cityscape at sunrise and so I opted to go into the park itself, just to catch those golden sun-rays and that warm light.

The reflection was just too good not to capture The reflection was just too good not to capture

We were to depart Nairobi at 7:30 am so we hurried off to the agreed meeting point in the Nairobi CBD, just to…

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Art and getaways. 

As days go by I keep learning and appreciating art more and more. Art is such a beautiful thing that can change your perspective about things in life and thinking of ways how one comes up with different arts and creations is mind blowing. The past weekend I spent my weekend at a place called kitengela glass house . It’s BEAUTIFUL the whole place and how it was designed was just mind blowing I remember we got lost and reached that place around 12AM YES , around midnight . But it was all worth it the minute we stepped into our cottage , the place is HUGE and very much unique and exquisite. We were five girls and we had the time of our lives. I’ll share more pictures and stories from the place as days go by since I took more than 5 blog posts and I even styled…

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ROBINSON’S ISLAND






Bag: River Island|| Shoes : Steve Madden || Dress: Asos || Coat : Thrifted.

P:S Everything was Thrifted.

Let’s talk about my road trip then,

As I said on my previous post we went to nanyuki county with some friends and my photographer Jodie was with me so a shoot had to happen even though we wanted to take more than one look but the sunset was playing hide and seek. I can’t say I saw much from the trip because most of the time I was nursing my cold and sinus infection but I still had fun so that should say a lot about the trip. We got to nanyuki and had breakfast at nyambura’s ( Jodie’s friend ) . She was the best host and totally among the coolest people I have ever met, She is an architect/interior designer and also throws it down in the kitchen with…

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Photography in Tanzania; Introducing The “Shutterbugs”

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History….
In May last year (2014), Instagram called upon us for the 9th World Wide Instameet. I happened to be in Dar Es Salaam at the time and wondered what photogs in Tanzania had in store. I expected nothing and true to that, there was nothing in play until Joe, @JNthe1, who had once organized a meet responded that there was to be a meet at the Slip-way Masaki from around noon on the said day.

Picture by Mark Wilim Picture by Mark Wilim

The idea of doing a meet with fellow Tanzanian photographers in itself was exciting. The good thing about instameets is the fact that your gear does not matter, whether you are using a phone, a point and shoot camera or a DSLR, you are good to go.
Fast forward….

…to the date and we got to Slipway, not knowing ANY body and it was like the first day…

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