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Office tale of Osborne Macharia, Independent Pro Photographer

Office tale of Osborne Macharia, Independent Pro Photographer

Published by Leonardo Calcagno

Who are you : 

 I am Osborne Macharia

Your current job : 

Commercial /Advertising & Contemporary Photographer

In which city are you located? 

Nairobi, Kenya

A word to define what kind of worker you are : 


What tools are essential to your life (app, software, etc..) 

Apple devices (i’m a die hard fan of apple) from iMac, iPhone, Macbook Pro. I also cannot do without the Wacom Intuos, its redefined my  creative workflow. When it comes to software, my go to softwares are Lightroom, Photoshop and Lightroom

What does your office space look like? 

Its clean  and simple (as seen on pic)

What kind of music do you listen when you are working ? 

When shooting in studio I listen to fast Afro House, when editing /retouching I slow it down to Jazz

Do you have a way to organize your day to maximize your work ?

Stick notes work for me. With the ever increasing organising apps on phone and mac there is the temptation to head that way but I have found scribbling things down on paper helps open the mind, ideas flow and makes sure I don’t loose my cool handwriting 🙂

What tips would you give to improve productivity ? 

Keep your work space simple and neat, your gear (for me being camera, lenses and lights) clean, always organise your folders and files and ensuring you try and accomplish your daily tasks

You’re better than your colleagues to : 

Taking a concept/vision from point 1 to point 10

What is the best advice anyone has given you ? 

Success comes to all at different times. As long as you are doing what is right, unique and working hard at it, success will eventually meet you along the way.

What is your best tip for saving time ? 

Being real with yourself. Plan accord to your abilities

What is your routine start and end of the day ? 


Wake up

Have quiet time(read the bible)

Have breakfast

Organise my day

Work work work (with a lunch break somewhere in there)

Gym later on in the day

Try watch a movie / series then get carried away by an idea and find myself back on my laptop


Aside from your computer and your phone, what gadget can you not you go without?

Wacom Intuos Tablet and Buffalo Thunderbolt hard disk