Capturing an individual's essence is my passion. That's why I fell in love with portraiture. The twinkle in their eye, the unfiltered moment of pure joy, the fierce passion and the sweet vulnerability.
The vivid colours and lighting that welcomes black visibility. It is refreshing to a see a film conscious of black skin, bodies, and faces.
she couldn’t wrap her mind around the waste. ayaan who is three years younger than me would scrape her leftovers into the trashcan after each meal when my mother wasn’t looking. ayeeyo said the fact that we had never known hunger was the best and worst thing that could have ever happened to us.
Anyone I was introduced to would point to the ground and say 'dhulkaan waa dhulkaaga' this land is your land. I remember thinking well if I died now, I would be buried here, in a place where everyone looks like me, so not too shabby.
Firstly, women. They are after all, the end all and be all of our world. I just genuinely enjoy depicting women. Secondly, East Africa; there is so much richness in our history and so many stories that are begging to be told.
We carry such heavy burdens. Grief and guilt and pain weigh heavily on our backs. We swallow our truths, we choke on our tears, drown in our own blood. We live in a world that compartmentalizes the private and public sphere in such a way that anything that does not adhere to traditional white European standards is made Other.