At the beginning of this month, as onetouch we decided to head to Mutindwa market, the areas of Jericho and Umoja. Our aim was to capture images of Kenyans working in different scenarios with their hands and making a honest living out of it. Most of them have been able to school their children to university and take care of their families from their daily endeavors. It was awesome interacting with them and hearing their stories. This are some of the images captured.
You can also view a short film about the excursion here. courtesy of Okwi
Captions are on every image. Enjoy!
A metal fabricator working on a car panel in the sun.
man and machine in concert
All go to the sam place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust.
Hands of the master on a break.
It all starts with a sketch…
Some may think this is a grave job… Ha !
with everything that you do, passion and persistence will keep you going despite setbacks.
1 of 2:: Most of these craftsmen have made a comfortable living from their daily endavours, some have even taken their children up to university level. From such stories, it is clear that no matter what you do with your hands, it will be fruitful if you are patient and determined.
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If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life.. Meet Suzy, She particularily enjoys meeting new people and having fresh experiences every day at her workplace.
Study on light and depth
Each key is meant for a specific door and each cut brings it closer to its purpose… I hope you all find your doors.
Been there, done that.As millenials, we are almost phobic of staying in one place for more than a few years yet I have never seen someone so content, 35 years on, at the same craft. Sometimes, you probably already have it, whatever ‘it’ is. So relax…
Someone is giving Irvin Randall a run for his money