Portrait shot on the streets of Lamu - April 2017 8th October 2017 Dear Jessica; Some todays are like freshly baked buttery cinnamon rolls; pleasant to the senses. The orchestra of glazed crispy dough, melted cinnamon sugar and raisins as they swirl in your mouth is all so perfect. On those today’s; you bask in... Continue Reading →
Dear Jessica, Let me put this glass of whisky down before I spill it on my keyboard. You see your mum is not the biggest fan of my drinking habits; as a matter of fact she thinks I should stop. I know right? Booooring. For a minute there I rolled my eyes; or at least I tried to. You see I cannot roll my eyes, so what I do is roll my head with them. It is not exactly something you want to see and yet at the same time it is something you want to see. Word of caution though, once you see it you cannot un-see it.
Dear Jessica, Listen, daughter of mine. Never date a man who feels the need to stifle your freedom. Men who feel intimidated by your desire to have your own thoughts concerning your life; your body; your time; your space; your art; your mind. Freedom (n) : The power or right to act, speak, or think... Continue Reading →
(Hi Jess, Uncle Rash sent me this mail. Go on, read it for yourself) Dear Jessica, Hi! It’s me! Rash! Or as your mother prefers to call me: Captain! Listen, I know your mama has told you lots of things. Probably very little about me, but a lot about life. I’m not here to tell... Continue Reading →
Dear Jessica, With each passing day, I am more certain than ever that I won’t really get to actually bring you forth into this life. I know this sounds really selfish (I do not refute this fact about myself) but I just cannot imagine ME taking care of another human being. Impossible! I was a... Continue Reading →
Dear Jessica, It starts out like a candle flame; the yellow glow steady, eerily beautiful and full of warmth. Then along the way, gusts of wind blow by and the yellow glimmer turns into a raging bush fire in the savanna, consuming every single thing standing on its path. The warmth transforms into scorching heat;... Continue Reading →
Dear Jessica, May the love of a man or lack thereof never keep you up at night; denying you precious sleep. May you never agonize over men that don't love you as you should be loved. 'May you never cry and beg on your knees for bad love to stay' I hope you know... Continue Reading →
24th October 2016 When I first thought about writing these letters to you, I promised myself that I would be as truthful as possible. That I would not spare any detail; that I would bare my soul naked in the hope that through my experiences, negative or positive; you may be able to learn from... Continue Reading →