Discover: ALLOYS ITEBA (Chromez) Conceptual Photographer + Architect

Published on: Jun 03, 2019

What is your favorite quote?

“If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs

What would the closest person in your life say if we asked them, “What is the one characteristic that they totally dig about you, and the one that drives them insane?”

Too generous and afraid of saying NO to a person

Can you tell us the story of your prior successes, challenges and major responsibilities?

Successes would be of having won a few photography awards in my photography journey.

Challenges of having clients who are not willing to pay for quality. Also struggling to stand out of this over crowded career

Major responsibilities of doing all the work (photographer,marketer,Secretary,messenger,accountant etc) for my business☺

Tell us about a time when you almost gave up and how you felt about that, and what you did instead of giving up.

I lost faith in my dream early 2016. Almost reached a point of selling my photography equipment. But she believed in me and saw only the best in my dream and she was determined for me to see it too. I’m grateful she came into my life.(my fiancee)

What is your biggest motivation?

My family,they are the heart of my pulse life.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

Dating one awesome girl for seven years before I proposed😀

What would someone who doesn’t like you say about you?

I won’t know since I have Zero haters.☺

We are celebrating our first anniversary, what achievements are you celebrating this year?

Having had my very first Exhibition at Art it is Gallery in Johannesburg

Successfully did my very first workshop duped ‘A Fictive Workshop’

Menengai Crater has been a home to 60,000 Maasai ‘ghosts’ who were killed. Local sources say that only 30,000 remain. This is due to deforestation that has been happening in recent times. It is said that when they were killed, it rained heavily and many trees grew on that day. A linkage was formed between them and the trees. Every tree cut down weakens one of them.
Before the remaining ghosts go into extinction, they have to fight for survival. They have sent LOIYAN who has been disguising herself as a ‘flying umbrella’. She can also take a human form at will, to pursue those who are destroying the woodlands. When a tree is cut, her crystal pendant necklace glows showing the position of the victim(s). She traces the victims, holds them captive and takes them to the netherworld caves at Menengai crater for 30 days. You are then made to work and cultivate for their lands forever.
Trees are unsung heroes of our environment. Imagine Kenya without trees? How bad can that be?
Don’t be a victim. Save a tree to save your life.


Check Out his past feature in BE Afrika Discovered digital creative magazine here