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We Strut'd It | Olepolos Again!

On of the most detailed and exasperating shoots I have ever done. This was for the model agency ‘Strut It’ run by one talented Moses ‘Rnaze’ Mukiibi. We were a van load of models, MUA, Stylists and photographers. The destination was enroute Magadi on a hot clear-skyed Saturday. For starters we ran late with some models making the whole entourage ran late. Our 1st stop was the windy Corner Baridi where we spent about 2 hours especially because of the make-up and styling, we then proceeded to Olepolos and shot some more, the sun set, we got chased by some crazed stone wielding Maasai family because of shooting on their land.

Then on our way back our van got involved in a mini–accident and some locals assaulted us. We then headed to some mega-mansion around bomas for the night shots. Shooting ended well past midnight, 2 of our vans broke down and it was a whole series of unfortunate incidents. Thanks be to our Lord we all got home safe and sound and had really awesome shots to show for the day…The team in charge consisted of…

-Director of Photography: Rnaze Moses Mukiibi
-1st Photographer: Ben Kiruthi
-2nd Photographer: Sami Khan
-Make-Up Artist: Steve Koby
-Stylist: Namnyak Charity
-Assistant Director: Kay Bochaberry
-2nd Assistant director: Rishard Rasheed

 

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The reflector really came in handy to accentuate the necessary highlight that we so needed on camera left, sun to the model’s back

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Wonderful own reflection of the model, the mansion was a perfect location for our shoot and served it’s purpose THE END!

 

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The lovely ladies strike a grand pose & poise

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The director of the day also took some time and handled some directing from the crew, he pretty nailed it to say the least!

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One of the photos I loved the most of the shoot, we had to get Kay up a rugged tree in the blowing winds of corner baridi, awesome awesome shot!

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Was the very last shot we took before the Maasai woman appeared with her family and ordered us to pay her KES 3,500 for every hour we had shot on her piece of land or she would call us some Morans to come teach us a lesson 🙁

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Yep, we had to get the goats & sheep in the shot, one of the 1st shots we did with the setting sun, and the reflector was right on call and on point to give this shot the extra edge!

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And I just had to close the day with some emotion come alive from the two models, it was a shoot and a day to remember!

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