First of all I wanna wish each lady reading this a #happywomensday.
If you know me that well, I’m either scavenging for a new word or ‘reading’ the dictionary as one would a book. So today I got a notification with the entry word minerva and boy was I so glad it’s a word used to describe a woman with great wisdom. So to all you strong ladies out there, I send you all my love this beautiful day.
As today’s title reads, this post is more about working with my awesome brother. In as much as I love to call him ‘little bro’ there’s no little in him. First of all he’s so wise beyond his years and has a huge heart and boy is he a creative force to reckon with! I know, I know you’ll say I am biased but what can I say, blood is thicker than blood and I can’t help it. Oh and he is taller than I am so, go-figure!
Thing is over the years especially when he just joined high school I noticed his love for photography. In fact he is one of the people who fanned my photography loving flames. When I finished high school, I was a jobless stay at home girl and since he was a tiny tot then mama would take him to her workplace during the weekend and spend the day there. It’s on these fine days that he got to meet one Joseph Mathenge a renowned photographer in Nairobi. Mr. Mathenge took a picture of him and I can’t quite recall well but I think he pushed mama to ask him if he could allow me to learn under his aegis just because my potential was wasting away at home. I could easily ask him if I wanted, but I want him to read this and his heart melts because that’s what big sisters do, amirite?
So, fast forward to him finishing high school and he is at home like I did many years back and a tug at my heart makes me want to do something for him. You know the casual, I miss my brother so much, kind of tug and asking God to make a way for him. Being miles away (I in Rwanda, him in Kenya) I had so little to offer. I gave him a small point and shoot camera I had been gifted by my awesome brother DiTieM and he did amazing stuff. But it was stolen sadly. He then got a DSLR camera but it also got stolen or something. Point is he went back to square one. No bueno. We got to chat and the idea of him coming to Rwanda popped. We discussed, prayed, and laughed about it until it materialized. Boom! He is here with me right now and boy am I so gleeful about his new journey 💃
I tell you all these because my passion for photography is a little shadow in comparison to his great talent. It’s in that manner I present to you works by The Japh or as I like to call him Japh Bizzle or El Japh🔥. You can check his instagram work here, here and here.
Also check out the video we made when he first came to Rwanda: Chopsticks trials at Monmartse
That said here are some amazing works he has done lately using a phone and I make cameos because, what better way to show support than being present to pose 😁 Also expect to see lotsa selfies and one or two of pics of Japh that I took 😝🤭
Teeny tiny ant
This is just a photo, we tried to re-imagine Gulliver’s travels. Can you guess who Gulliver is and the Lilliputian? I’ll wait…
Toy car; Japh is creating a new installation called ‘Perception’ and it’s full of tales that will make you wonder. Can’t wait for him to share them with you all!!!
Coolin’ in the hot sun
Peace, Love and Light ✨