Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Focus On Photography: AnEli Info-graphic Technologies

A couple of years ago 2 boys were on a high school tour to Cape town when they discovered their talent for photography by taking over 500 pictures which everyone loved with a camera phone. A year later 20 year olds Eddy Kapembe and Dossantos Hindjou got new cameras and registered Aneli Info-graphic Technologies as a company specializing in  IT-Networking, Graphic design and Photography.

Eddy Kapembe

Dossantos Hindjou

The boys came up with the name Aneli  whilst being under a lot of  pressure on the day they registered the company in july. They eventually put both their moms names together. Anna and Elizabeth combined became AnEli.
Currently the boys make most their profit off of wedding photography and are planning to extend their work to Angola in August.

They are however not only limited to weddings, they have done numerous matric farewells and personal photo-shoots.

'' 5 years from now I see us owning a full studio and being renowned photographers in Namibia'' -Hindjou

I know these guys personally and its great to see how much they've developed their talent in the past two years. I finally summed up the courage to do a short photo-shoot with Eddy in the coast two months ago.

  •    With love, 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

E S T H E R 'S C L O S E T E X C H A N G E

E S T H E R 'S  CL O S E T  E X C H A N G E  is an event I started after always swapping clothes at home with my cousins. We used to exchange clothes for as long as I could remember. What ever I liked in her cupboard I'd offer to trade which finally inspired me to create a formal event which I hosted at home with a small group of 8 girls.

This is how it worked. We did a 6 item exchange and what this means is that everyone attending needs to hand in at least 6 items of clothing. Clothes that you have but never wear or don't like (no t-shirts please) because as they say ''one mans trash is another mans treasure''. 
I then set these clothes up at home and on the day of the exchange the girls would come and pick 6 of whatever they like. If the individual found less things they wanted, whatever was left was donated to a charity.
There was participation fee which covered snacks and drinks and of course my hard work.

After my first closet exchange,expansion was in order. I needed to find a way to reach more people and increase the scale at which it started. In that spirit, the next closet exchange I held at an empty office space which with the help of my friends we recreated into a small boutique like atmosphese.

I encouraged the girls to post pictures of how they eventually pieced together what they found.

Bognahn Tarryn ( )
 Wearing two of her finds from the closet exchange

With love,