Last weekend I spent a lovely day at Saba Artist Residency playing with shadows and light in the beautiful courtyard with Awham, Thai-vedic masseuse and yoga instructor.
It is such a joy to collaborate with people who inspire me.
This shoot was so special to me, a group of beautiful and diverse women in front of my lens!
This year has been such a significant year. 21 days
This shoot was really symbolic for me as it shows some of the different styles I possess. I think everyday woman should be able to unlock the different aspects of themselves freely without any judgement or fear of what others will think. Let your soul shine. You do not have to be one thing or look one way. The world we live in right now has such emphasis of people being in a group and sticking to that. I’ve realized it makes people feel safe and a part of something. So let’s all focus on building that sense of safe and home within us.
Being a young woman has been full of so much growth. Most recently I have been discovering my sensual and confident side. I’ve always been very shy and an earthy kind of girl but the more I grow the more I want to discover different aspects of myself. My body is changing and the way I see myself is too. I’ve been single for a long time now and I think it’s such a liberating thing for me to grow through in my life right now because I am gaining an understanding of the kind of love I want to give to myself and the love I want to receive. I am setting my own standard because I am deserving of the love I keep trying to give to everyone else.
I’m in a space where I have an immense amount of gratitude daily for the life I live. Since I was 16 I feel like life just went by and I had all these amazing experiences but because of how jam packed it was, I didn’t get to truly live in the moment. Now that I have my own home, I spend a lot of time alone and I’ve found myself reflecting on my life and all of the things I have achieved.
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Here's what we created together
A couple of weeks ago I went to the village to visit my family.
As usual my grandmother wouldn't sit down and went along with her routine, preparing maize for ugali flour, so as usual I took lots of pictures!
In the meantime, here are a few more from the last session
I love capturing the natural moments that parents and their children share.
Here are a few from a recent shoot.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Bush Princess.
I love Lotti's styling and visions and of course working with my sister Jasmine as the model made it all the more special.
There's lots more to come so make sure to stay tuned.
I instantly fell in love with the space, so much to look at and such a relaxing environment. The combination of fresh coffee and beautiful art is like no other.
If you're looking for someone funky and fresh in Nairobi then The Goat Social Club is most definitely the place to be.
Collaborating with inspirational people is one of my favourite things about my job and to say that Nia is inspiring would be an understatement.
Thank you for sharing your light with me.
Glad that we managed to fit this one in before she left for the UK!