Kenya’s Thandiwe Muriu: Standing out in camouflage

By Damian Zane
BBC News

Photographer Thandiwe Muriu wants her models to both blend in and stand out at the same time.

The images in her Camo – short for camouflage – series create an optical illusion where the person in the photograph almost disappears yet it is impossible to ignore her.

The young Kenyan’s playful work has the feel of a glossy high-fashion magazine but also has a deeper meaning.

“I love fashion photography, I could do that all day, but I realised it needs to be fashion photography that is a reflection of who I am and my background,” she tells the BBC. “That is how the Camo series came about.”

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