• Celebrating Kenyan Culture, Bold Textile Patterns Disguise Subjects in Thandiwe Muriu's Portraits

    1 month ago - By Colossal

    All images © Thandiwe Muriu, shared with permission
    What began as a simple appreciation of fabrics printed with vibrant geometries and hypnotic motifs has morphed into a stunning celebration of African culture. Thandiwe Muriu 's ongoing Camo series cloaks models in arresting garments that disguise them in textile surroundings, leaving just their hands and faces visible. “When I source fabrics, I look for something that I can look at and it almost feels alive,” she says. “Something bold, slightly confusing on the eyes, and less traditional. In my images, the fabric acts as the backdrop that...
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