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FEATURE

Q: Has your company ever worked on a stills campaign that was part of a wider campaign that included commercials? Is this a growing or continuing trend? A: There is certainly a growing trend for Stills to piggy-back on commercials being shot in the country, and vice-versa. This is largely brought on by the budget constraints our clients are facing, and they look for as much cross-over as possible.

Barbara Minishi

to them.

Q: Why is Africa, and specifically Kenya, a great location for shooting stills? A: Africa is a great for shooting stills as each country has a unique feel to it. Nonetheless, as much as the ‘safari’ type image is the obvious norm, i would suggest utilizing more of the urban and rural areas which each have a very dynamic unique character

Q: What are some of the unique or highprofile stills shoots that you have shot? A: Hmmm, I consider each shoot highprofile whether the client is local or international. I am not only a professional photographer but also work as a film art director, and I have worked within this capacity on a

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Barbara Minishi is a leading fashion photographer in Kenya. Her recent work, in which she photographed a wide range of women all wearing the same red dress as a symbol of unity following post-election violence in Kenya, was featured in ‘The New African Photography’ series on Al Jazeera English.

feature film ‘Nairobi Half Life’, on the short film ‘All That Way for Love’, as Art Dept Assistant on ‘Kapringen’, and Art Director for the Diamonds video by German Soul Star Y’akoto. As a photographer who often has to art direct most of my work, venturing into film production design was a natural progression. I have always loved film and how fashion photography borrows heavily from it.

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The Callsheet Issue 06  

Film and Event Media release Issue 06 of The Callsheet. In this issue you can read about Cannes Lions as they celebrate 60 years; Commercial...

The Callsheet Issue 06  

Film and Event Media release Issue 06 of The Callsheet. In this issue you can read about Cannes Lions as they celebrate 60 years; Commercial...

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