Nairobi is a beautiful city and we’ve always wanted to show it in a unique way. From the skylines at sunset, constant movement of people and machinery to the breathtaking views you get while crawling above Nairobi rooftops.
We are creative collective representing the next generation of emerging African Timelapse photographers, based in Nairobi-Kenya. Three years ago I came across a few time lapse videos that I found really interesting. The combination of time lapse imagery and amazing cityscapes seemed surreal.
At the time I was also a bit frustrated with still pictures, as I felt they didn’t do justice to the amazing vistas and skies I could witness while on rooftops.
Time lapse seemed the perfect medium. So I did some research, dived right in, and was blown away by the first results I got. I immediately loved how they revealed patterns and details that had been there the whole time.It was an exciting new outlook on daily life. After that I kept shooting and refining the process. I met Peter Irungu sometime last year. He too loved shooting timelapses. We exchanged ideas and decided to collaborate on documenting Nairobi in a way never done before.
From there on we moved from rooftop to rooftop looking for awesome views. Experience the chaos and beauty of Nairobi through the xi-xo perspective. A lapse in the time sphere here, and a fast forward of the usual bustle there. Travel with us from roof tops to the streets as we chase sunsets and at times, oncoming traffic. Welcome to The City that never ceases to astound. Welcome to Nairobi !