Tuesday, 27 October 2009

2 Guys from Kenya

Last week I was riding my bike through in the West Village and passed these two gents hanging out on the stoop of a brownstone. Being a typical born and bred NYker I smiled and rode right past thinking nothing of it.... a block later I thought wait a second...... I rode back around and asked if I could take a picture of them. The colors were so beautiful and vibrant on the clear sunny crisp day. The blue of the sky mixing with the reds of the fabric, the dark forrest green of the front door all complimented by the jack o lantern in the window. We got to chatting (after the one guy hung up his mobile phone) and they are actually in NY by way of Texas, shooting a new show for National Geographic called "2 guys for Kenya" (if the name sticks) due to air this spring. I'll have my eyes open to see these two again for sure.

~taryn xx


Jesse Taylor said...

I worked with these 2 guys from the Samburu Tribe later in the day in Harlem at the Food Bank For NYC's Community Kitchen and Food Pantry of West Harlem. They were great!

Nancy said...

I've been to Kenya and to the Samburu area of Kenya and just happened to catch most of their show shot in New York tonight. I've traveled the world but I've never experienced anything as beautiful as Kenya. They're lucky guys to live in such a gorgeous place. What a change for them to come to America, especially NYC. I think it's very enlightening for Americans to see how people from other countries who have never had exposure to the internet and western ways see the U.S.

What great guys!

Taryn, good for you for going to back to photograph them. Great pics! :)

Anonymous said...

I just happen to be watching TV and as I was just about to change the channel I saw 2 kenya guys in NY I thought this might be interesting and you know I'm hooked!