My name is Imani Arunga. I am a Kenyan photographer who is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
I happened upon photography 6 years ago and it has stuck with me since. I cannot explain what drew me to photography and I also cannot always explain what I am trying to convey with my images. This makes writing an ‘about me’ challenging.
What I can say is that, from the outset, I have preferred to set up photo shoots with models according to themes and concepts. And recently I realized that a common thread in my images is that I convey a romanticized version of reality.
I also recently discovered that seeing beauty gives me joy. Beauty is something I cannot really define yet but I think it goes much deeper than what we currently associate it with.
If you would like to romanticize reality with me or philosophize on the importance of beauty, feel free to get in touch. I would love to hear from you.