Yellow carpet

Yellow. This is the scene we have been working on. Just a by the way. Its the flowers that blossom from the branches facing the skies. Dark and pale as they look. And still the wonder of nature lives with us. Having little to say but just to watch.

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Two months have passed now as the expanding carpet of flowers still sits on the floor of earth. They get sucked into the earth one by one. I see the essence of being a part of this downward movement. Right from the sky to the ground.

Its the time to create this. Now and in future. Probably popping fresh occasionally .

Photography & Text | lukhovi.com

 

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Camp Ndegeya

Hey, so my second day at Weaver bird community for arts welcomed me with some of the amazing scenaries that I got to meet. Am hoping to have a wonderful moment and stay in this wonderful town of Masaka in Uganda, as I work on shaping my photography.

my bodaboda is an art installation at camp ndegeya.

My bodaboda is an art installation at camp ndegeya.

Hey. Could we do that again? I know we haven’t met, but I don’t want to be an ant, you know? I mean, it’s like we go through life with our antennas bouncing off one another, continuously on ant auto-pilot with nothing really human required of us. Stop. Go. Walk here. Drive there.
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All action basically for survival. All communication simply to keep this ant colony buzzing along in an efficient polite manner. “Here’s your change.” “Paper or plastic?” “Credit or debit?” “ant or art” “You want ketchup with that?” I don’t want a straw, I want real human moments. I want to see you. I want you to see me.
My seating postion at the community arts village.

My seating postion at the community arts village.

I don’t want to give that up. I don’t want to be an ant, you know?
Photography:: Joe Lukhovi
Location:: Ndegeya village, Masaka- Uganda

Coastal balance

My very first day in Watamu coast was one of wind and rain. As weather forecast had predicted such conditions for the whole three-day stay, seeing those heavy and threatening clouds made my hopes slowly fade away. But since I firmly believe in the law of attraction, I forced myself to think positive in order to somehow influence the atmosphere and, in a totally unintented marketing gimmick, you will find out soon in the coming images whether my theory worked or not.

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The fisherman’s journey to the deep sea waters.

After I got off the bus from Mombasa, I bought myself a boat ticket to the deep waters with the local fishermen. Mshipaji, the fisherman kept telling me these wonderful stories about the nature of the trip on the region’s southeastern coast from where it’s easy to visit the unknown unending reefs.

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Going out to meet the wonders of his journey by the lagoon Kikambala.

Once in Watamu, I took the scenic walk towards the shoreline to get the fisherman and the rest of his crew. It was time again for me to reflect on what I think are my best pieces of works in the starting months of 2013. These are the photos that have special meaning to me in some way, either the exhilaration of being there and seeing the vista/subject in front of me and bringing home the memory in the photo, or being touched by the composition in some way.

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Inspirational anchor. The role of the anchor making its statement at the coastal waters.

This has been a photo journey from my walk, enjoy the tour and stay tuned for more pictures and words from my earlier and future trips!

Photography: Joe Lukhovi

Location : Watamu

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Sunset Nairobi

One of the most colorful times of the day is when the sun is going down to rest behind the horizon.

It’s an ideal time to get out the old/new camera and get to work. It’s also one of the most challenging times to capture the light just the way you want.

As the sun falls closer to the horizon you can count on dramatic changes in lighting from minute to minute. Nothing seems to be happening but alot is really going on.

I love not one who can look without emotion upon the sunset of life, when the dusk of evening begins to gather over the watery eye, and the shadows of twilight grow broader and deeper upon the understanding.

Above is a showcase of handpicked favorites that is sure to inspire.

© Joe Lukhovi

AFREE KAH by MC Kah

If you looking for some real hip hop in Nairobi Kenya, no other place comes closer in my mind than the inner city slum neighborhood of Dandora. The home of hip hop pioneers; Kalamashaka and Ukoo Flani Mau Mau. AFREE KAH 2012′ Album launch by MC Kah went down last weekend 17th Feb @ Goethe Institute (Monrovia Street) Nairobi Kenya.

Passionate about music from his teens, Mcee Kah has emerged to be one of the best-known rap-artists in the East African Hip-Hop scene.

In 2001, Mcee Kah launched his solo career and started working on his debut album. Later on he released the single Dandora Love feat. Zakah and Kabee, which took the air waves by storm.

Mcee Kah and his crew Ukoo Flani Mau Mau won the annual Kisima Music Award for the best Hip-Hop Group of the Year in 2005 and 2006.

His socially conscious music encourages love, peace and harmony in the society. After various tours he has been inspired to release his second album AFREE-KAH 2012, a continuation of his first album SUBIRA.

Both albums have been inspired by the struggle of the marginalized groups, their strength, their role in the modern world, while capturing their history, current affairs and their vision for the future of humanity.

The new album exhibits the fusion of African instruments in digital Hip-Hop  sounds as well as revolutionary Mau Mau songs.

Photography :: Joe Lukhovi