In Kibera, Stephen Okoth also known as Ondivour is a film maker and photographer, besides that, he’s also a devoted fashionista. He inspires a generation on the rise through his way of fashion and style. Most ordinary people still don’t understand why he dresses in the most colorful and vintage outfits all the time.
I documented him to find the inspiration behind his dressing, to challenge stereotypes and to portray the slum in good light. His style brings so much hope and vibrancy to the slum people and that’s how he’s known all over Kibera.
This still is a project in the making, and as I quote Ondivour, “I believe that fashion is a therapy, you can have little but dress well, it boosts your self-esteem and makes you stand out”.
As a committed slum photographer, myself, just like Ondivour, I find it so much interesting to document the talented people of my generation who make use of the little that they have to bring hope and positive ambiance to the slum dwellers, and Ondivour is an epitome of such through his extraordinary style of elegance.