feature: nairobi-based creative brian siambi shares on-going photography collaboration the dark matter project

June 7, 2016

Nairobi-based creative Brian Siambi is only two years into his exploration of photography with half of that time spent developing his The Dark Matter Project—an on-going collaboration with other local artist, most frequently with local fashion designers and stylist Bryan Emry. The goal of the project is to help shift the negative perception of dark, melanin rich complexations and remind dark skinned folks that their skin tone is something to be proud of and to be celebrated. Scroll down to see just a few samples of Siambi’s shots for the project and see more photos over on his Tumblr.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

Styling: Bryan Emry, Eve Mungwe
Models: Gabu Fords, Anita Barbara, Juliet Kituthi, Nelvin Chuma, Anjili Laura
Clothes Designers: Kepha Maina, NUR, Katungulu Mwendwa

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at