The Mobile Photography of
Kamau Z. Akabueze [KzA].

Father, Idea Guy and Image Maker - Blending Light, Location and Life One Frame at a Time... Mostly with my iPhone.

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Somewhere seeking soft tones in harsh conditions | May 2014

Also, big thanks to the @bnwhisperers, @bnw_sniper and @silhouette_creative moderators for the recent features, and to their communities for the awesome feedback! 👊🙏 (at Bushwick Open Studio Art Festival)

First Impressions.
Somewhere at Photoville admiring the lenswork of Adam Pańczuk and the lightwork of the mid-day sun | September 2014 (at Photoville 2014)

Villiage People.
Somewhere reflecting on a great day with a massive group of explorative minds like @nois7, @_pleione, @jnsilva, @stevesweatpants, @newyorkcityvibe, @sezgiolgac, @iamtomchang, @mdpny @_yamil_ at yesterday’s #nois7nymeet. (at Photoville)

Valley Girl.
Somewhere exploring parts unknown with no reservations after watching way too much Anthony Bourdain | August 2014

We Could Have Gone Higher.
Somewhere taking deep breaths of the fall air as we stroll towards my favorite season | July 2014

Center Stage.
Somewhere in the middle of a road trip thinking very seriously about making it a much longer road trip | August 2014

Ağaç en Mobil.
Somewhere reflecting on my time with the tree that changed perspective on the world. This is the mobile edition that I captured during my time with Ağaç at the end of an uplifting and enriching day driving purposefully mapless around the Cappadocia region. Ağaç and I spent 2+ hours together atop a mountain in the Kayseri Province. No other vehicles, people or distractions. Just me, Ağaç, a majestic sunset, and a series of epiphanies about life, love, luck and latitude that will stay with me forever | #WHPbwlandscapes #KzAsTree

Balance of Power.
Somewhere with a hope that the impoverishment, injustices and imbalance that we are seeing impact so many lives right now at home and abroad, creates a serious and continued shift in civility, compassion for humanity and basic decency. To be less ambiguous, we shouldn’t have to watch a video of a man viciously knock a woman unconscious and dispassionately drag and kick her, to know that this type of depraved behavior is happening and being ignored with the same amount of flagrance in homes and cars and elevators and villages all over the world every day.

@Instagram has been promoting the #CommunityFirst hashtag and notion in recent months, giving back to the community that has made it such a powerful tool for creative expression and global interconnectivity. I am of the hope that this Community First notion is one that encourages us beyond that, to look at the challenges, ills, needy, abused, underrepresented in our communities and begin and/or continue to make forceful and immediate change where we can, and where we think we can’t. Just because it happens behind closed doors does not mean it is not happening. | Photo: August 14 | Disgust: Right Now

The Governor.
Somewhere on Governers Island for the first time thanks to @cavasottiphoto and @newyorkcom. I didn’t get a chance to meetup with the crew, but my solo adventure made me want to spend a lot more time there. Also, if you haven’t heard about the free Governors Island Art Fair (weekends through September) now you have, and you should absolutely spend dedicate an afternoon to it. The exhibits are really special and well worth the trip | September 2014

Somewhere on Governors Island exploring the quiet curves with open minds | September, 2014

Perpendicular Presence.
Somewhere finding it much easier these days to know which lines to cross and which lines to walk (p.s., crossing them is a lot more fun) | August 2014