Photography, Uncategorized

A Journey To Mafarki

A Rider Starts His Journey…

He goes forth onto a path. Trudging on, slowly, unsurely. From the Far East, the sun rises and with it the trees awaken, howling a low tune. Blood orange against sea violet, a song of ash and clay. The children of the wind know this plea, and blowing towards him, they carry the voices of those who came before them, those who once were and those who will never be again. A stern warning, a raging repercussion.

DSC02257

DSC02389

Visiting the Ancestral Home. This is Gidan Makama Museum, Kano Nigeria (before turning into a museum, it was once home to my great grandmother making this project even more personal and special to me).

DSC02413

Rider Travels to Mafarki, in the skies accompanied by the colourful children of the wind (clouds signifying voices of our ancestors, ‘those who came before us, those who were and those who will never be again’).

53DE3C6E-8A5C-4D38-89F0-B179B49DDD4B

7A6D7E9B-FC35-432D-B7B4-5745BFED7123

IMG_1859Arriving back home, having learnt the importance of keeping our history alive.

Standard
DIY, Photography

Flowers In The Dark – DIY Photography

Hi Everyone!

You don’t have to be a professional to capture great images. Here’s a simple way you can do so with those lovely flowers on your centre table.

All you need is a flashlight and a bouquet of any flowers of your choice. It is as easy as that! I had so much fun playing around with the composition of the flowers and lighting (depending on what you’re going for, you can either dim the lights in the room, or switch them off completely). I situated the light from the flashlight on the areas of the flowers that I thought were the prettiest and complimented the look I was going for.

 

FullSizeRender

 

And there you have it. A quick, efficient and seemingly professional photography session that can be done in the comfort of your bedroom.

Standard