David Macharia || Versatile Photographers Biography


David Macharia is a prolific renowned accredited professional photographer based in Nairobi City and a go-to journalistic photographer working with top-selling magazines.

Things You Didn’t Know About David Macharia || Biography


David Macharia is a pro photographer born, raised and based in Kenya.  His interest in photography began when was working in a printing studio year 2000, where he had the interest to view different photographers work and I could differentiate good photos. While he was working in a very busy studio he could squeeze my time and get into the studio and learn at to be a photographer


As IT enthusiast, David Macharia was certified as a graphic designer and attained the skills to design black and white images hence with time developing a real passion for Photography. With time he joined and graduated from Nikon School based in South Africa.


As an innovator in the Industry David Macharia is the founder and brainchild of one of Kenyan Prolific Photography studios, Versatile Photographers  a.k.a VP which he started in 2007, together with his personal Photography company, David Macharia.

Almost a decade later, in 2015 he started Versatile School of Photography to Inpire, Educate and upcoming professional photographers, bloggers and photo-hobbyists.

With the experience in commercial photography he discovered a gap in corporate world and African stock  was born, Stock images company that entails to provide authentic, creative, original and locally captured images ready to be used for advertising in any form of media from brochures to billboards in the corporate world.


David Macharia art of photography is to capture spontaneous moments with an artistic eye, creating images that tell a story. David mainly does weddings and portraits but this cool photography thing gets him gigs taking photos of landscapes, interiors, fashion, lifestyle and corporate images.

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David’s journey in photography world, has truly being a blessing from having worked with several Kenyan photographers like CNN Award Winning Boniface Mwangi to sharing some of his work with some local printing media like Standard Newspaper.  In addition has being working closely with other renowned magazine publishers such as the Samantha Bridal Magazine since 2012 doing most of the fashion photography; 

Also worked with Msafiri Magazine for Kenya Airways, doing photo shoot for brochures for hotels and Lodges in Kenya.In addition, he has worked with Raspberry Wedding Magazine since 2013, a wedding Magazine and has coved most of fashion in some of their issue.

Macharia has also attended photography workshop locally and international and met the best photographers in the world namely Brett Florens Johan Pretorius. and many more in South Africa Nikon Workshop.


To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second of the significance of an event.

Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place

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