Become an official partner of Kitoko Oyo!

As you know, I have spent the best part of the last year working with Pappy Orion on an amazing project in the DR Congo. Kitoko Oyo is project sharing beauty and hope from a country that the world has forgotten and only ever seems to get a mention in a negative context. So far…

The Piercing Eyes of A Child

In a small village in South Kivu in the DRC, this girl looked right into my lens and right into my heart. Take a moment to look into the eyes of this child. What do you feel? What do you think? How does taking a moment to connect with someone else impact your life? Let…

Artists Changing Congo for a Better Future

On my last trip to Congo, I got to experience an amazing creative scene that I previously had not known existed. Thomas, ones of our amazing @kitoko_oyo ambassadors, is a musician, teacher, spokesperson and promoter of creative arts in Bukavu and beyond. This day, we were able to attend a live concert put on by…

Centuries Old Techniques by a True Artisan Master

I was privileged to spend time in Georgia with an organisation called ReWoven who produce handwoven rugs in the traditional Azerbaijani way. It was amazing to witness and capture the whole process of these rugs, from the sheep getting shorn in the high mountains of the Caucasus’ right through to the finished rug ready to…

Stunning Beauty of Everyday Congo

Each time I have traveled to the DR Congo, I have been blown away by the beauty I see all around me. As a photographer, everything I look at is in the sense of a composition and while traveling in the DRC, almost every scene I look at is just waiting to be photographed. I…

After School Time

These 3 young boys had just finished school for the day and had found this stunning place to sit and look out over the picturesque city of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As they sat discussing their day, laughing together, watching people go about their day, it filled me with joy to…

The Amazing Beachside Markets of Bukavu

One of my favourite places to experience a new culture and get to meet amazing people is in the markets. While I was in Bukavu, Congo this past June, we spent some time in the large and busy beachside markets. If you want it, this is the place to find it! This lady was selling…

Working in the Mud. Brick making in Congo.

The mud splattered face of this boy gives testament to the hard day’s work accomplished in the clay river bed of his families brick making venture. Taught and encouraged by their father, this is one of 3 sons learning the trade of brick making in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We had been out all…

Colourful Nepal

Nepal is so colourful – and I love it. The explicitly colourful nature of everything around me really struck me, be it the clothing, buildings or food, everything seems to be coloured. All around are beautiful blends and clashing contrasts and it took a while for me, especially being a very visual person, to adjust…