A Massachusetts Landing
When I first came to Massachusetts for a journalism fellowship in 2015, I promptly started taking photos on the streets of Cambridge and at various events. As a photographer of society, my main interest is people; how they live, work and have fun. I love exploring the nuances of culture and the important bits of life that don’t make the news but that define a community, a city, a country.
My family and I lived in Cambridge for a year and then left the United States for two years. We returned in 2018, to Western MA this time and I’ve taken photos consistently whilst I’ve been here.
I wanted a platform where I could publish some of these pictures and share the stories behind them, so I started this website. It is my hope that one day I can open this site up to other photographers who are originally from outside Massachusetts so that it becomes a repository of stories and images about first impressions, interpretations, new beginnings and integrations.
I’m from Zimbabwe where I worked as a journalist, web developer and entrepreneur for fifteen years. I focussed much of my photography during that time on arts and culture. In 2004, some colleagues of mine and I started an entertainment website and needed pictures for it. We didn’t have a budget to buy images so I picked up a camera and started photographing people
When I was 12, I got my first camera and my love for photography began. You can read more about the journey that got me to this point on my main photography website, here. Cameras have been the magic wands that first transported me around my city, then my country and now the world.
Besides Zimbabwe, I have photographed and documented people and events in South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Norway, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Switzerland and the United States.
In my work, I look for common themes and threads. What are the things that tie us together? What are the things that drive us? What are the things that hold us back? But most of all, what are the things we do for fun? Every culture I have ever witnessed is most alive when people are in a state of celebration,