Kenya’s Thandiwe Muriu: Standing out in camouflage
By Damian Zane
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.”