Desmond’s Instagram account provides a welcome respite from the Instagram models, event photos, and fancy products that populate the accounts of most Eldoret photographers. Instead, his photography blog documents the day-to-day lives of the people of his community. From women fetching firewood
to kids playing by the road,
his is a pictorial blog on the people around Kimumu to Chepkoilel. One that is catchy but in a refreshing way.
The Motivation Behind Desmond’s Photography Blog
He ventured into photography 6 years back motivated by his passion for art and creating memories. According to him, people should appreciate the moments life offers because once they are gone, they won’t come back.
He got himself a Nikon D5000 and a yongnou 50mm 2 years after he started. The rest, as they say, is history. Beautiful, raw, awe-inspiring history.
The Coolest Thing About His Instagram Blog
The most outstanding thing about his account for me is the rawness of the pictures. He captures places and the people of the Kimumu Chepkoilel community as they go about their daily lives, working, playing, hanging out with friends, spending time with their better halves, etc. No inorganic poses. No fake smiles. Just people in their pure essence.
Of course, the fact that I am a member of that community only adds to my liking of the Desmond’s photograhy blog as it features people I interact with on the daily and others I only see while out buying supper or drinking in the funfilled local joints.
Although he is a professional photographer, he tells me he likes to take pictures to commemorate random moments with his friends too. His creative process is simple. He makes sure his batteries are fully charged and packs everything he needs and then he steps out waiting for magical moments to capture as he attends to his other businesses. Although he does not shoot at any particular time, he prefers early mornings.
There is a certain energy around him. He is always smiling. At least all the times I’ve bumped to him in the streets of Junction. A radiant energy combined with a warm smile and polite light-hearted conversation. His photography blog is a reflection of his positivity, spirit of gratitude, and sense of community. A peek into the things that make the world whole in his eyes. The content you create is amazing Des, keep at it. We are hungry for more.