Osborne Macharia is a self-taught commercial artist and photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya. Osborne discovered his interest in photography while studying architecture in college and decided that this world of image creation was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.
Osborne’s style of photography is based on experimentation and fusion. Initially drawn to portraiture, he set out to change the narrative about African culture that had primarily been documented from a western perspective, but through collaboration with artists of many disciplines, Osborne is changing that narrative surrounding African culture and emphasizing the positive aspects of the society he knows and loves.
Storytelling plays a big role in Osborne’s photography. Through endless daydreaming, he comes up with a fictional scenario in which to portray his subjects in a way that represents their true personality. This creates a powerful platform to convey important messages on topics such as equality, inclusion, gender abuse, ivory poaching, FGM, albinism, dwarfism, minority groups and care for the elderly.
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