My dream in Kenya was to see the flamingos. Before the trip we did not expect much, so everything that we saw was a real gift to us. Probably, for me, this is the correct way — never wait for anything, and be pleasantly surprised.
The beauty of Kenya’s wildlife is beyond description. It's not just the flamingos. We felt how beautiful animals are in their natural habitat. How beautiful the people are. Look at the giraffes, flamingos, zebras, antelopes, ostriches and Masai people that I managed to capture on this trip, as well as the most radiant girl in the world that I met in Kenya.
Breathing is taken from the outside world. There is nothing more inspiring for me than animals. Thanks to them, I create my best art. The fabric waving and entangling everything around is what I like, so this is exactly what was reflected in these works.
“Everyone is surrounded by as much magic as they are able to see themselves.”
Kristina Makeeva is a photographer, author of “Simple Magic Things,” and explorer of magic in the everyday. She has been photographing for the last 14 years and has exhibited and published worldwide. She keeps loose track of her partnerships that range from Adobe Photoshop to hotel chains, clothing brands, etc. while pursuing her passion for traveling the world in search of beauty. Her last exhibit was in Seoul, South Korea, and she has held exhibitions in her home country of Russia.
Her most significant achievement is that she still finds passion in photography. Her biggest inspiration is travel. Traveling expands our worldview and makes us more tolerant, inspired, and excited. It’s no wonder that most of Kristina’s photos are from her adventures.