Osborne Macharia Kenya

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Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia’s surreal, hyper-saturated series tell remarkable stories of life in Africa that often seem too intriguing to be true—and, as it turns out, they often are. The self-taught talent has as much knack for fiction as he does for photography. A collective of women who train young girls fleeing forced marriages to be fashion designers; an underground fight club for short people; a globe-trotting “league of extravagant grannies”—each scenario and cast of characters springs from Osborne’s imagination. Along with his personal projects, Osborne maintains a thriving professional practice, working with Marvel, Universal Music Group, Coca-Cola, Apple, and Mercedes-Benz. We featured him on WePresent after catching a talk of his at the Design Indaba festival in Cape Town.