Darren Almond @ full moon
In October 2017, British contemporary artist Darren Almond visited us to work on something special. Since 1998 he has been capturing a series of landscape photographs known as his 'full moon' series. Using only the light of the full moon, Darrens' long exposures reveal secrets that are not seen under sunlight. Darren wanted to know more about northern Kenya and it's beautiful nomadic cultures, he also wanted to find a way to further support the Milgis Trust. Eventually, he made the big decision to 'extend' his full moon series, and made the long journey to the Milgis.
'Safari with Darren' - Meeting the guy in the daytime is one thing, but watching Darren work at night is something we will never forget. We stayed up all night, every night for ten days. This man has a way with light, and he has no limits. We climbed every snake infested hill in the area under moonlight, no torches allowed. He taught us that without any exposure to torchlight for more than an hour, the eyes can see as clear as day. Sure enough - we could see the bright pink desert roses and even the chocolate hue of a mud-stained elephant drinking from the river. Darren thank you for all the laughs and for bringing us a few special glimpses of what the night looks like.
If you are interested in purchasing a Darren Almond 'Milgis full-moon' please have a look at the available works in the PDF catalogue and get in touch.
(Please note that the below works are sold out:
Fullmoon@Milgis, 2017, Fullmoon@Milgis Shadow, 2017 and Fullmoon@Milgis Lugga, 2017)
Our mandate is the mutual relationship between the community and the overall health of the ecosystem. The camel represents the pastoralist communities and the elephant represents nature.