Posts tagged ‘photography’
Anais Mali “City Under Wraps”, don’t you just love this editorial? Photography by Patrick Demarchelier
Anais Mali photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in for Glamour USA magazine’s June 2014 issue.
There are special places on the earth that look as though they’re as mesmerising and virgin and the day God made them. Uganda, much like the people (relatively) has an inherent beauty that shines brightly, even through its no frills demeanor.
And before you judge me, I’m not saying that because I’m Ugandan ;-)
Places you must visit in Uganda (like really you must)
1) The Equator. I’ve been on it several times, and yet always feels like the first time.
2) Nyore Hillside Retreat. An authentic and stunning high quality getaway (stunning is an understatement). nyoreretreat.com
3) Banana Boat Craft Market (just off Buganda Road). Some lovely crafts and jewellery at very reasonable prices. (If you do go shopping, take note of point three in “On the Road” Part One. http://wp.me/p1jJH1-30F
Last Monday I came back from a short spell in Uganda, my birthplace, my home and my heart.
The older I get the more frequently I’ve been going back, and with every visit is more precious than the last. With the majority of my family based in Kampala (the capital), and my ancestral village in Mbarara (South West). Most of my images are snaps between the two.
Having recently having a feature spread in Impact Magazine on travelling (especially commuting) across Africa, with particular reference to Uganda (https://www.mrs.org.uk/mymrs). it was great to see some improvements on the roads since I last visited in January 2013. Although the roads and overall infrastructure still remain by further than where it should be (due to the lack of Government intervention), I still say in the most optimistic tone possible, that some progress is better than no progress.
The gallery below is the first part on my One the Road blog posts, featuring self-captured scenic photography from my road trips around the country.
I hope you enjoy.
Three things to consider when being on the road in Uganda:
1) Drivers are very aggressive and keep you on the edge of your seat. Keep calm and use the loo before you leave.
2) Eat a Rolex. A rolex is an filled burrito looking snack, usually filled with egg. Obviously tastier than the timepiece.
3) The first price (for anything) is never the last price.
Josue Comoe – Numero Homme Spring 2014
Jean Baptiste Mondino (Photographer)
Giannina Antonette By Adam Reyna
Models: Richard Kolapo (22), Remi Black (21), James Rotimi (21)
Photography: Sam Travis
Styling: Ayishat Akanbi
Assistant Stylist: Naaman Brown
“New Zealand designer Karen Walker works with lensman Derek Henderson to shoot her Spring 2013 collection. Walker didn’t just employ the talents of artisans in Kenya, she had them model the looks, too. Partnering with the United Nations–endorsed Ethical Fashion Initiative, whose motto “Not Charity, Just Work” seeks to promote sustainable development over aid, Walker tasked the African nation’s finest micro-producers, designers, and craftspeople to produce the screen-printed pouches that will accompany every Karen Walker eyewear purchase from the collection.
I actually like this initiative because it highlights the machinists, cutters, tailors, production managers, and metal workers involved in the collection, as well as the Maasai crafters behind some of the more intricate beadwork seen on the pouch case.”
“Grace Jones Tribute” in Catalogue Fashion Book S/S 2013 by Jimena Nahon