Ensnared by Rita Stradling My rating: 3 of 5 stars. Crazy Beauty and the Beast retelling. This was a very odd Beauty and the Beast retelling with a bunch of AI Robots. Very anti-Lunar Chronicles. The Beast of Lor, lives in a tower which seems more like a skyscraper without windows. The inside is all […]
A Literary Smorgasbord: Memoir, Fiction, and Poetry, by Migel Jayasinghe, is a unique collection of largely autobiographical shorts juxtaposed with fictional short stories, poetry, and a drama. Jayasinghe, well-traveled and a virtual genius in his own right, provides readers with a smattering of brief excerpts from his own life while also offering a nice selection of stories of varying genres. To read Jayasinghe’s work is to take a peek inside his mind.
Jayasinghe’s autobiographical excerpts, presented throughout the book in no certain order, allow readers to venture alongside him through trips abroad, on a special visit to see one of his former teachers, to meeting and marrying his wife. We, as readers, are not often afforded the opportunity to truly get to know the author as we pore over his/her work. Jayasinghe is changing all of that for us. Interspersed throughout this short read, we get to visit with him and his family before being dropped quickly back into one of his short stories and glimpsing his imagination at work.
I am not an avid fan of poetry, but there is something different and captivating about Jayasinghe’s poems. Having the generally more serious tone of the fiction short stories, some of the poems included in Jayasinghe’s book do venture a bit away from the somber side. Not one to chuckle aloud when reading, I have to admit that Jayasinghe’s “Halloween Day” gave me cause to laugh out loud. Each poem brings something new to the table and shines a light on a different aspect of the author’s life in Spain.
Readers will easily relate to the play, “Market Forces: A One Act Play.” Timeshares are a thorn in the side for far too many people. Following along as the main characters are subjected to a wordy presentation while they want nothing more than to claim their promised prize, readers will shake their heads knowingly, groan along with them, and cringe at the pressure they experience. The drama is an overall fun read and different from any of the author’s other writing.
I enjoyed guessing where each of the author’s shorts would take me. Jayasinghe, without a doubt, is comfortable with all genres and hands readers a wonderful mixture of texts. Readers will appreciate the personal peek into the author’s life as they absorb the uniqueness of his writing.
Pages: 156 | ASIN: B07QY7L1TJ
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31 May 2020
Shooting for Billboard Magazine would undoubtedly prove exciting for any photographer, but especially so if it was your first assignment since the global lockdown began. This is the story of how one photographer completed a portrait shoot for the renowned publication, taken in the back garden of the subject’s home.[ Read More ]
31 May 2020
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Chief Adviser has been facing heat this week after he was caught repeatedly flouting lockdown. However, even more criticism has been heaped on the UK’s press, after several videos emerged of huge swarms of paparazzi photographers defying social distancing guidelines after they clustered together, each attempting to get the best shot.[ Read More ]
31 May 2020
Congratulations Tania and Ugo
Photo-shoot Location|Karina Guest House
Nairobi Wedding Photographer | Antony Trivet photography
Hair Stylist|Ronald Asumbo|Lamore Hair and Beauty Salon|Crownedbyronnie
Bride Make Up Artist|Steve Koby
Wedding Planner|Arune Hicks|Weddings – Events Extraordinaire Kenya
Violist Maestro|Scott Kabugi Mwangi|Scott The Violinist|Proviolinist
Dj|Sound|Entertainment|Yoram Mwangi|Dj Protege Kenya
Church|Our lady of the rosary Ridgeways Catholic church
Photo shoot Location|Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club
Wedding Decoration|Purple Tulips,The Events Specialists
Bridal Team Make Up Artists|Phoina Luxurious Hair|Makeup By Ruthie Ruth Kinuthia
Bridal Team Hairstylist|Phoina Luxurious Hair|Phoina’s Beauty Clinic|Phoinatosha
Bride Gown|Baley’s Bridal
Assistant Photographer|Nashon Otieno
This post is one of those hopping new spots! Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club in Kigwa Lane, Ridgeways, Off Kiambu Road, Nairobi is a super cool space for a modern-meets-classic vibe. It was the perfect location for Tania and Ugo’s classy yet artistic vibes. If you know us you know that we love exploring new locations and finding fun and creative ways to utilize spaces. We had a great time getting to know these two over the year leading up to their wedding through our initial meeting, e-mails, and our super fun engagement session in Nairobi. This day was packed full of awesome that included two gorgeous dresses, a beautiful tea ceremony, and multiple performances during their reception…. So it was a bit hard to narrow down our images. But…we tried and we hope you enjoy!
- Stunning Bride and Groom: CHECK
- One of our absolute favorite venues (Windsor Golf Hotel & Country Club): CHECK
- A first look with vow reading (we loved this intimate way of sharing vows!)
- Tons of dancing, love, and merriment: CHECK!!
Sweet performances during the reception, circle arches, a candlelit after dark, and even a countdown. Come on! Who wouldn’t want to party with these two (by the number of folks in the wedding party we can only assume everyone they meet loves them like we do, check out their crew!)?? We hope you enjoy a ton of photos of this very gorgeous wedding day.
Yeah, we loved photographing this wedding. We love this couple. It was an amazing day with a wonderful group of vendors working together to make it go off with just one hitch (get it…? get it?!). Ok, this is a big one. If youâre curious who all was involved in helping this day come to life check out the vendor list with links at the very bottom of this post.eLDee - Today-Today
31 May 2020
Congratulations Joy & Mathew
Location|FourPoints by Sheraton Nairobi Airport
Nairobi Wedding PhotographerAntony Trivet photography
Assistant Photographer|Nashon Otieno
Make Up Artist By | Winnie Wendy| WAO Faces
Another new blog! We have been going pretty much non-stop so far this wedding season and it has been a blast. We have had the chance the to photograph a few new rad wedding venues as well.So, real talk, it took us way too long to cull down images for this post..and we are afraid we failed miserably still.Joy and Mathew have been a blast to work with. We had the opportunity to photograph their engagement session at Kiambu-Limuru road back in November and instantly bonded with them. Their wedding was one that we have been looking forward to for a long time. Look at this! There was just too much fun, love, and style at Joy and Mathew.4ever and ever
31 May 2020
Stop. Don’t go anywhere. Look at this blog because these two are so freaking gorgeous and lovely humans.Joy & Mathew is such a gorgeous couple who wanted to keep their engagement session casual and fun out in nature, but still with a touch of fashion. I think they pulled it off perfectly! The touches of rainy weather coming through added so much warmth to the images.Mathew seemed shy at first but he got used to my camera very quickly and it wasn’t long before he got an elbow in the ribs from Joy when he started being playful and ended up teasing the photographer I love when a couple’s true personalities come out like this – it makes my job easier on the wedding day to focus on who they are and to tell their unique story.Thank you for trusting us for your engagement photos, you both were superstars to brave these conditions and it was such a pleasure to work with you. I am so excited to be photographing your wedding soon!KANO KOZE - WINNIE NWAGI
31 May 2020Photoshop is rather necessary for photography work done in a commercial capacity, in which photos are required for large-scale display, both digital and in print. Specifically, Photoshop is generally mandatory for genres involving close-up shots like portraits and products. This is because Photoshop helps photographers get rid of defects, retain full control over colour grading, remove backgrounds, and make targeted, partial adjustments. Despite its powerful tools, it is advised that photographers learn Lightroom first.
31 May 2020We know you’re always looking for ways to make your photography and photo editing workflow more convenient, streamlined, and effective. Let’s talk about how you can set up tethering to Lightroom Classic during a photoshoot and how it can help improve your workflow. Tethering? What’s That? When you shoot normally, photographs are saved within the […]
31 May 2020After been waiting for several months full of rumors about Godox releasing a new flash, we finally have had the chance to give more insights about the new device: the Godox AD300 Pro. One of the first questions that raised was why circulating a 300Ws strobe when the company already has the AD200 Pro and […]
30 May 2020For the past month or so, we've hosted a contest with Fujifilm. This specific contest was a Photo Contest centered around Street Photography. What's more, there was a lot to pick from. With over 2,500 entries from participants worldwide, we can see that lots of folks take street photography very seriously. The entry method used Facebook and Instagram, two popular platforms amongst many a street photographer. Facebook Groups, Instagram pods, and other places help to keep this culture continually evolving. Even better, we're mostly impressed by how ethical folks are. Maybe three images overall included images of the poor and disadvantaged. And all three were done rather tastefully to show an actual problem. A few of you went out to shoot during COVID 19 and to document the human condition. We hope that you all did so safely. So without further adieu, we're going to showcase the winner below.
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