19 Feb '14
Back in 2008, we shot a TV ad for Zuku as part of the launch campaign.
The first assistant director was a lovely lady who was very energetic, bringing a lot of fun on set. She chatted up the cast and crew, making evryone happy as she went about her business of making sure this was a great shoot for all. And yes it was.
Here's to wishing Lupita Nyong'o a brilliant career ahead.
And here's the ad she helped direct.
04 Feb '14
Last October, Safaricom picked ARK's Allan Gichigi as one of five photographers to travel the country and capture images of daily life in Kenya for its 2014 calendar. Out of 12 images selected, 5 were by Allan!
Yesterday, the Sony World Photography Awards also took note of his talent and shortlisted him for this year's awards, in the split second category, for one of the images he shot for Safaricom while in Kisumu. The image features a fisherman called Morris casting his net at dusk at Hippo Point.
May you bag the big one Allan!
31 Jan '14
Meet the newest member of the ARK library - Sport & Action! This is the definitive book on sport and action photography by photographers who are respected the world over. We got it thanks to one of them - John Gichigi, who is featured in the boxing category. If the name sounds familiar, it is because his son, award-winning photographer Allan Gichigi, is a member of the team at ARK.
Gichigi Snr, thanks for the gift you gave us, and for the book as well.
29 Jan '14
We've been working on some big and exciting projects that took a few members of the ARK team to Europe last December. The first stop was the great city of Amsterdam, where we presented a much-anticipated brand strategy to our clients, Koneksie.
The Koneksie team are all-round nice guys and wonderful to work with. The innovation-led project and their infectious passion for motorcycles and creating a genuine social impact sits well with our work ethos and two-wheel culture.
Next, we paid a visit to our good friends and partners, Seismonaut, in Denmark. We share similar values in helping clients synergise the growth of their business through the use of inexorable digital and new media technologies. It was a pleasure to spend time with them and share knowledge while enjoying all types of delicious smørrebrød.
All work and no play… is unfathomable. We made sure to squeeze in time to enjoy the sites and partake in some fun activities. How could we resist a few rides in some of the most bicycle friendly cities in the world?
24 Jan '14
We must have made the CFO happy because he just ordered pizza for the whole office! When we asked him why he was so generous, all we heard was, 'Mmmm... Mmmm... Slurp! Slurp!' as he reached for the last slice.