Collection: Mumbi Muturi


Nairobi, Kenya


Mumbi Muturi is a multi faceted visual artist and creative from Nairobi, Kenya. She started with her cakes and ran a successful cake business for 8 years, it was during this time with her cakes that she was gifted her first DSLR camera. With the internet that she used to hone her decorating crafts she found the tools, information and community to learn how to use her camera. The goal at the time was to take better pictures of her cakes, with the occasional portraits of her children at home that introduced her to her passion, portrait photography.

In 2016 a friend invited her to join a group of photographers, OneTouchLive, who would travel across Kenya camping and capturing the beauty of Kenya. With the images from this trip she looked at her photography with new eyes, deciding to join the collective and take her gift seriously. She loves these trips; seeing more of Kenya and the African continent and into the wider world outside the continent, capturing the vistas and the people that she meets.

 

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Mumbi’s portraits are described as moments captured where the subject is at their calmest. She states “Portraits, more posed than candid but still releasing the candour are the heart and soul of my craft. To find the past, present and future of a human being in the blink of an eye or the closing of a shutter ”.

In January 2020, Mumbi directed her first video, Maya Amolo’s Lush Green and later Maya’s I Know video. Here, she was in her element of creative direction, art direction and set design.

Mumbi wants “to capture what it means to be fully human, to be who we are., I seek out that glorious uniqueness that we forget that we carry with us. My art seeks to expose the light and dark, that wonderful balance that we need to be able see the world full of so many colours”. She does this in her photography, watercolors, charcoals and, in her set design and film and art direction.

Mumbi is a working from home mother of 4 of the most wonderful children and you will often find her in the kitchen or the garden followed by her small horde of dogs.


11 works
  • 3 fish in charcoal 1
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    Charcoal On 300Gsm Cotton Watercolour Paper
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    Charcoal On 300Gsm Cotton Watercolour Paper
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  • tulips in charcoal 1
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  • fish black and blue watercolour 1
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  • fish blue and purple watercolour 1
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  • fish blue and green watercolour 1
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