”CHALE WOTE” ARTS FESTIVAL ’14, DAY 1.

IMG_0875Just as scheduled, Ghana’s two day art festival dubbed the ”CHALE WOTE” arts festival, took place as anticipated in the vibrant streets of Accra with a healthy dose of arts,music and a beautiful crowd .I honestly don’t know if there are any festivals that celebrates the arts and music in this manner.

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EYEs #5, I SEE YOU.

IMG_0330 It’s been a few weeks since I started the EYEs project and I humbled to say my work has never felt this meaningful. I love street photography and for years I have been trying to put my finger on something quite as moving as this. I love the interactions with my subjects, it stays with me all through to the end.

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REAL LIFE SMILEY FEAT THIS P.Y.T

street photography in africaI realized very early in my project to spread smiley faces across the world that the task of letting my audience and especially my subjects to trust and understand my vision was inevitable .I Learnt firsthand how difficult that was in the case of doing that in minutes of meeting a stranger. I saw this lady right after listening session from one of my favorite street jazz band, as soon as saw her the visual printed of her smiling in my head was instant.

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THE REAL LIFE SMILEY feat. NINA MDWABA

IMG_6276When I shoot street portraits I always find myself asking my subjects to smile which I consider ‘’cheating’’, but on the day that I met Nina and her adorable sister it was so unscripted that I took home more than 14 shots of her fixing her hair. The funny thing is I was shooting her sister I when I spotted her beaming and ‘’braidstorming’’ right there on the pavement.

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