A chapter you haven’t read yet

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How are you?  How is the planet?  All is well here on 29, but things are shifting faster than most of us in this space are ready for.
I had a thought today, and between my work shifts I figured I would write you a letter.  How incredible is it, that we can do this?  I saw your letter in my journal, by the way.  I appreciated the boost.  I am not sure if they were just words, or whether you had the capacity to understand the weight of your lettering – but I thank you anyway.
I digress.

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The Lone Wolf Podcast – Scooter (Sleep with Me)

I interviewed Scooter from the Sleep with Me podcast – a podcast for insomniacs – and invited him to get vulnerable with me about his process, work, and background.  I chose an introvert-friendly format for the podcast – voice messages back and forth.  The next episode will have a slight shift to one question per voice message, to make it all flow easier.

 

And yes, I’m aware that the intro is super extra.  I’m Indian, I can’t help it.

Behind the portrait/headshot: an in-depth look at my process

Behind the portrait/headshot: an in-depth look at my process

What makes a truly excellent portrait or headshot?

I decided to create this (mega) post for a few different people (so if this is you, keep reading):

  • – You want to know the difference between luxury and regular photography (apart from the hype).
  • – You’re a business owner or brand who wants authentic headshots/portraits, but you aren’t sure how to accomplish this.
  • – You’re looking for a photographer, but want to educate yourself on what to look for before you invest.
  • – You want to hire the best portrait / headshot photographer in Nairobi (or elsewhere) – but aren’t sure what to look for.
  • – You’re an artist who likes my work (and you want to know my process).
  • – You’re new at photography, and would like to learn what makes an excellent photo.

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My personal journey

My personal journey

Where do I start?

Do I tell you about the fact that I always had apparent ball-o-phobia during sports (get your mind out of the gutter), and couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs without wanting to pass out?  Or do I mention my mini-strokes and the many hospitals I knew well because of my constant illness?  Or, shall I start with the fact that I have always felt like I was just never quite good/beautiful enough?

I had always been weak.  Weak of mind, weak of body.  That changed in 2013, when I made the decision to get better.  Sure, I still have off-days.  Sure, there are things that may not be able to improve, physiologically.  But I set the intention to start living and stop surviving – and then decided to document it.

We can leave the details for another time.  Instead, have a look at the photo series I started to help me fall in love with myself.  I only offer the services I do because I have lived through the incredible transformation that photography can create.

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When alignment whispers its name

When alignment whispers its name

 I spoke to someone on the phone today, who I haven’t spoken to in some time.
Long ago, I had suggested that the career path he was on did not fit the purpose he could achieve.  He has a spark about him that screams leadership, and I felt that the industry he had chosen was far beneath his intellectual and artistic capability and capacity.
During our phone call, he described how he had had to hit rock bottom to be able to realise that the industry really did not care for him in a way he deserved.   But it took a lot of pain – that he was still processing – for him to finally switch paths.

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