Boda Boda Madness
February 6, 2020 6:59 PM   Subscribe

'boda boda madness by dutch photographer jan hoek and ugandan-kenyan fashion designer bobbin case is a project capturing nairobi’s motortaxi drivers, known as boda boda, who, in their effort to strengthen their appeal to customers, add striking features to their motorclycles, turning them into artworks on wheels.'
posted by Fiasco da Gama (4 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
These are BEAUTIFUL. I wish they had posted separate pictures of the bikes first though, so I could try to imagine what the outfits might look like, before seeing what the fashion designer came up with (which is beyond what I could have imagined anyway).
posted by lollusc at 8:16 PM on February 6 [1 favorite]


These are great!
posted by Dip Flash at 10:33 PM on February 6


I love that the drivers ended up continuing to wear their outfits, because they helped them get more attention. They look great!

I do wonder how hot they get, but I guess any protective motorcycle gear is going to be just as hot.
posted by daisyk at 4:34 AM on February 7


Protective motorcycle gear? This is Nairobi!
posted by lometogo at 4:41 AM on February 7


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