Travel

Best of 2017 in picture | Cuts for Him

And just like that, 2017 is gone. I can still remember vividly every key moment of my work on Cuts for Him like it just happened. From my trips to the middle east to having a key meeting with one of my favorite grooming brand, Elemis. The sketches I make before a shoot, to waiting for the golden hour to shoot the perfect pictures. Oh, the memories. 2017 was a great year for Cuts for Him. I may need a couple of months to properly label 2017 but I know for sure that it was a key year in the life of Cuts for Him. A year of creative expansion and opened opportunities. Opportunities to work with bigger brands and better creatives.

To help me articulate, here are photos of key work and places I went to in 2017:

The above shot was taken for a piece I did on identity. The piece itself is called Cultured in Culture and can be found here if you fancy reading it. One of my most personal pieces.

Like the first photo, this one just above is a personal one. In fact, it started the Cultured in Culture series. This series looks at being born in one culture but growing up in another. The crossroads these cultures brought into my life. Have a read here.

The above shot was in fact shot in 2016 but only released in 2017. It was a shoot I did exploring 1920 and Continue reading Best of 2017 in picture | Cuts for Him

Dubai, the city of gold – Day 1 | Cuts for Him

I am not even going to lie, I was a bit apprehensive the minute I got off BA0109 from London to Dubai last week Thursday. I would like to think of myself as an experienced traveller and have heard many a story about Dubai. Most of the stories have been positive and have been how the Emiratis have managed to turn a piece of dry land into an oasis of wealth and prosperity, albeit with diminishing oil reserves. However, I have also heard stories from cultural sensitive issues such as how to behave in public, to what may sound ridiculous to the average westerner which I won’t go into. Sometimes it’s just a little bit hard to know what is fact and what is Chinese whispers.

As an African and a world citizen, I know what it means to respect other people’s culture, not the least because I want mine to be respected in return. I always say to people, Continue reading Dubai, the city of gold – Day 1 | Cuts for Him

Style meets history at The Langham London | Cuts for Him

I don’t know about you but this year seem to have whizzed by so fast. I mean, it feels like just the other day I was looking forward to summer but now it is all but gone. It seems like we are knee deep in autumn which I must say I love for its vibrant colours. Autumn is one season of the year that truly gives us a spectacle especially around parks and woods in and around London.

I can honestly say I have not had time to properly enjoy summer in London. My summer has been all about traveling to different countries and or working with brands to develop content for them. Kind of feel exhausting but in a good way lol. I don’t know how that is possible but yeah it was good to be busy and productive.

Because I have been so busy, it was a welcomed relief to finally force myself to disconnect from work for some rest.  Seeing that my primary pre and post-production workspace is home, I needed to get as far away from it as possible if I were Continue reading Style meets history at The Langham London | Cuts for Him

Tel Aviv, an oasis in the desert | Cuts for Him Review

If you follow Cuts for Him on Instagram, then you would have noticed that I have been doing quite a bit of travelling especially in the past few months. Unfortunately, I have not been blogging about my travels as frequently as I should. However, be assured that I will write articles about all those places I have visited to tell you about my experiences.

So in the month of June, I was blessed to be invited to what I would describe as one of the best weddings I have ever been to. This was a wedding between a great friend of mine Cyril and his beautiful wife Shahar which took place in Tel Aviv. The wedding itself deserve a separate article of its own so I won’t go into much details here. I promise I will do a post on it as it was my very first Jewish wedding.

We left London on the 13th of June for Tel Aviv on board an overnight BA flight from  Heathrow airport. Having the privilege of flying business class (courtesy of the girlfriend) gave my flying experience a whole new meaning. Loved every bit of it. It was my very first time to fly business class Continue reading Tel Aviv, an oasis in the desert | Cuts for Him Review