Category Archives: Photography

Carved heads in The Hague

A Sinhala head carved onto the lintels of a shopfront. This one was a little harder to identify. This post was written by niti bhan and rss originates from www.nitibhan.com

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Regular schedule will resume

Old Town Mombasa, October 2011 Writing on here isn’t always the easiest thing to do, especially when you’ve got other things going on that distract attention away from the pondering required. I have also been putting in quite a bit of time at The Prepaid Economy: African Edition; a curated tumblog on business, economy and […]

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Photosets from Kenya feasibility trip

Small clusters of photographs from our recent travels in rural Kenya are up on the The Prepaid Economy: African edition tumblog. Here’s a quick look at: rural Market Days – from Migwani in the east and Kagio in centre;  a collation of formal and informal mass communication styles from wall paintings to billboards; David the […]

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Global REculture: scraps of iron, steel and aluminium, recycling, smelting, foundaries.

Hammer heads made out of an old motor vehicle’s axle. Nairobi Jua Kali study Sept 2010 This post was written by niti bhan and rss originates from www.nitibhan.com

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Art in Utrecht. Of course.

25th May 2013, Utrecht Old Town, The Netherlands This post was written by niti bhan and rss originates from www.nitibhan.com

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After years of sparse rain, the floodgates opened

Just past Machakos junction towards Kitui, Ukambani, Kenya April 2013 This post was written by niti bhan and rss originates from www.nitibhan.com

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Mobile phones and China: Two concurrent factors of global urbanization of rural African market towns.

Do we need to play guess the country or will you take my word for it that three of these photographs are from the Visayas islands in The Philippines and other 3, that match, are from all over Kenya. This post was written by niti bhan and rss originates from www.nitibhan.com

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David is a maker; he sees his creations in his dreams

David with his combine harvester, Karantina, Kenya 15 April 2013 David is a maker. An artisan and craftsman who makes furniture as a carpenter in his day job, he’s nonetheless driven by visions of what he sees in his dreams to build these toys made out of scraps of wood, metal and plastic. That green […]

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For Sale

Market day in Kagio, Kenya 12th April 2013 This post was written by niti bhan and rss originates from www.nitibhan.com

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License plate

Kagio produce market, Kenya 12 April 2013 This post was written by niti bhan and rss originates from www.nitibhan.com

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