Os­borne Macharia

Shu­jaa Misuli

The Hand of Fashion - - ART IS AT HAND -

Os­borne Macharia is a con­tem­po­rary and com­mer­cial pho­tog­ra­pher raised and based in Nairobi with a Bach­e­lor de­gree in Ar­chi­tec­ture and a back­ground in de­sign. Os­borne loves dig­i­tal arts and is fas­ci­nated by dy­namic light­ing which he tries to in­te­grate into all his images through com­pos­ites of full on-lo­ca­tion light­ing. He would like to see African artists work in all sec­tors, in­clud­ing film, mu­sic, art and pho­tog­ra­phy and com­pete on a global stage and gain the recog­ni­tion they de­serve.

Os­borne Macharia’s se­ries “Shu­jaa Misuli”, mean­ing Mus­cle War­riors in Swahili cel­e­brates Kenyan sport he­roes that have achieved a great deal but their ac­com­plish­ments have not been fully rec­og­nized. It is a self-funded and per­sonal project.

“Through my work I be­lieve I’m in the process of show­ing a dif­fer­ent side to what Africa is known for. In my jour­ney through art and visual sto­ries, I’d like to show Strength, Pas­sion, Vi­sion, Iden­tity and mas­tery of the crafts. I’d like to tell our sto­ries through my eyes, through my ex­pe­ri­ence or other peo­ple’s ex­pe­ri­ences and fan­tasies. Our sto­ries are many but few have been able to vis­ually cap­ture them and present them to the world in a pos­i­tive light. I hope to do so.”

Ben­son Gicharu by Os­borne Macharia/Prokraft Africa

An­drew Amonde by Os­borne Macharia/Prokraft Africa

Humphrey Kayange by Os­borne Macharia/Prokraft Africa

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