Posts Tagged ‘kenya’

“Re-Branding, Web Updates, & Self-Promotion. (Returning to) The Business of Freelancing…” March 2014


New promotional postcards featuring my travel imagery with the dummy paper mockups (lower left & right), and a few mini-business cards (upper left) on Friday, March 7, 2014. About a gazillion years ago when I left the military with shoeboxes full of those rectangular trademark yellow cardboard transparency boxes, negative pages and sleeves of my […]

“Africa Calling…” (Again) Nov./Dec. 2012


Empangeni, South Africa. September 2006 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. December 2005 Nairobi, Kenya. February 2004



REWIND– Images from the Archive. KAJIADO, KENYA.  Maasai elders dancing as part of the three day festival of Maasai warriors in Kajiado, Kenya on Saturday, November 10, 2001. The traditional coming of age Maasai Manyatta festival brings Kenyan men and women together to celebrate the younger Maasai warriors reaching the next age level to become […]

*(Remember to): “Always Look Both Ways…”

Helping those on the streets of Asuncion, Paraguay.

ASUNCION, PARAGUAY. Toddler known to be infected with congenital syphilis, peers into the entrance of the Asociacion Cultural Justicia y Verdad (Association of Cultural Justice and Truth) on Friday, March 10,  2006 in Asuncion, Paraguay. The shelter is run out of a renovated auto garage, where volunteers provide showers, administer health care, simple meals, and […]

"The Card…" 24•Dec.•11


This year’s version is in the mail. You may already be a recipient. “Happy Holidays!” ~cg. MOMBASA, KENYA. A sidewalk Santa spotted along Moi Avenue in Mombasa, Kenya on Thursday, December 8, 2011. © small tradition for me continues. Here are links to previous year’s efforts: (2010): This year’s card is en route to […]

"Recapping the Kenya trip…" 18•Dec.•11


Well, I’ve been home a full week now and I honestly think it took that long to get over another case of serious jet lag. Flying back from East Africa is no joke, and adding another full day to the front end of last weekend’s travel itinerary made it all even more difficult. The airline […]

"Mombasa, Malindi and Gede…" Day #2. 9•Dec.•11


Got in a bit more beach time yesterday, including a lengthy drive with friends up the coast to Malindi, and also managed a wonderful swim at Watamu Beach, in Gede (bottom 3 images). Temperatures had to be pushing right near or above 100ºF as we ventured north. Just putting a few images up here quickly, […]

*"This is Africa…" Mombasa, Kenya. (Day #1) 8•Dec•11


As if my fixer / assistant Vincent Opondo needed to remind me of it at lunch this afternoon on the beach here in Mombasa. One of my favorite places on the planet to make images, get some sun, swim, and just really relax all of my senses. It must be pushing the mid – high […]

"Kenya v5.0" Nov./Dec. 2011


Here’s a look at what I’ve been shooting this first week back in Kenya. It is my fifth time working in the capital, Nairobi and surrounding areas, and the eighth trip to Africa in the last ten years… “Asante Sana” (Thank you) for looking. ~cg.

Nairobi, Kenya. Day #3. 1•Dec.•11


“(Just) Make pictures…” NAIROBI, KENYA. A muslim woman steps gingerly through a muddy street in the Eastleigh neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Eastleigh is the main commercial center for Somali ex-pats, and is traditionally known as “Little Mogadishu.” ©

Nairobi, Kenya. Day #1. 29•Nov.•11


These from today after a 3AM (local time) arrival, and hit the road running at about 8AM. A few early favorites from the Kibera slum, the largest in Africa, where it’s been reported that nearly a million people live and work. “As long as breath remains in my body, I will seek to work somewhere […]

*"Everything Old is New Again…" Mombasa, Kenya. April 2006


MOMBASA, KENYA. A man exercises on the beach at the Serena Beach Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya on Wednesday morning, April 12, 2006. © Chet Gordon/THE IMAGE WORKS A few days ago I added one of the most important software applications to my arsenal that I’ve ever experienced; Adobe LightRoom 3. Then while re-examining some of […]

"Africa Calling…"


Lamu, Kenya. May 2006 Kibera slum. Nairobi, Kenya. Nov. 2002Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. December 2005 Empangeni, South Africa. September 2006 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. December 2005 Senegal. October 2006 Nairobi, Kenya. February 2004

Good Friday thru the Years…


After covering my fourth Stations of the Cross processional on Good Friday here in Newburgh, NY, I thought of some of my favorite images from similar assignments and images made in other countries on this day… ~cg. Esteban Guerrero of Marlboro portrays Jesus prior to walking the Stations of the Cross processional from St. Patrick’s […]



REWIND– Images from the Archive. NAIROBI, KENYA. Kenyan train passengers at the Nairobi Railway Station on Monday, February 2, 2004. © Chet Gordon/THE IMAGE WORKS REWIND – Images from the Archive. A showcase for some of my favorite images here on the blog that aren’t particularly in the working portfolio. Look for this occasional feature […]



REWIND– Images from the Archive. Lamu, Kenya. Family butcher shop in Lamu, Kenya on Saturday, May 13, 2006. Lamu Island is a part of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. Lamu Old Town, the principal inhabited part of the island, is one of the oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. Built in coral stone […]

*"The Greatest Story Never Told (Sold)…"

Personal Work. NGO volunteerism. Self-assigned projects. Whatever you want to call these initiatives that we photojournalists undertake throughout our careers, I wanted to again look at one of my ongoing projects that I’d previously posted to the website last year, and figured it was now time to post it here as well. In combination with […]

"I want this cat’s job…" Mombasa, Kenya. May 2006.

With howling winds and blowing snow pounding the Northeast again today, I’ve been looking over some of my archived images, particularly from the warm weather climates I’ve worked in. With temps in the teens again, here’s a favorite from three short years ago when I lived in Kenya for a few months. -cg. MOMBASA, KENYA. […]