The Maker Faire Africa was focusing a great deal on more physical things, but there were others in the crowd that fell in to the more traditional definition of an artist that makes. One such person was Nana Kofi Acquah, a Ghanaian photographer.
I actually met Nana before the fair started at the monthly Ghanaian bloggers meetup as he is also an avid blogger as well as a photographer. The photography however, started about six years ago. Originally a Nikon man, he now shoots with Canon, although he’s one of those people I like who state that they really don’t care which tool they use as long as the job gets done.
In general, Nana’s photos are about African scenes. The exhibit he was currently showing a sample of at the fair was Water Flies, which circulates around a theme of water and thus is much more outdoors. It’s a great spread of photos and it portends well as to why Nana will be going on assignment to take photos in Angola shortly.
I wish him the best of luck in this and if anyone is looking for some vibrant, lively images of Africa, check out his work.