There is some kind of serenity lying within Maganga Mwagogo’s pictures. But where does it come from? – one might ask. A natural feel is never easy to achieve, nor is leaving the carefully constructed idea of being natural behind. Maganga is an artist who knows exactly what he wants from his pictures and eventually, this confidence is what makes the magic happen.
At the age of 27 and based in Nairobi, Maganga uses nature as a trigger rather than as background for his photography. In a previous interview he used the words of upcycling pioneer Rafael Kouto when he said “there are no boundaries between earth and sky and we, as human beings, with the horizon and the clouds, are in the middle of this invisible circular connection.” No wonder that when shooting Rafael Kutato’s latest upcycling couture collection, Tra Terra E Cielo, Maganga was in his element.
“There are no boundaries between earth and sky and we, as human beings, with the horizon and the clouds, are in the middle of this invisible circular connection.”