When we were in Kenya, I started walking around Nakuru with some friends to find lunch. Afterwards I started taking shots of the culture, the buildings, anything I could see. To me, photography is about catching what my eye sees so that I can keep it and share it with others. Sometimes it’s art. Sometimes it’s a report. Sometimes there is beauty. Sometimes it’s a statement.
But every time it’s meant to show you what my eye saw.
That’s why it bugged me when I started to take this shot that someone with me said, “Oh, you’re one of THOSE guys…I hate those kinds of pictures.”
I find a lot in this photo. I see part of the Kenyan culture. I see great color contrasts. I see beauty. I see the human condition. I see what is and what it could be. But most of all, I see beauty not only in the physical structure, penmanship, and colors, but I see beauty in a people.
Yes. Maybe I am one of those guys. And I’m proud of it.
I’ve added a few more photos to the end of my Nakuru Jan 07 photoset on Flickr.