Kenyan Photographer hmurimi I`m hiuhu murimi a creative Kenyan Photographer Specializing in Model portfolios Celebrity Portraits Commercial Fashion   Go through my work below (remember to click the Read More..) then get in touch with me at the bottom of the website!

Inspiration from the Gutter

Forget abduzeedo,CGsociety,Smashing mag,deviantART and the likes and welcome on board as we head to the ghetto in search of inspiration. Not inspiration on how to persevere hard times and conditions, for that kind of inspiration try Survivors TV Series.

I grew up in Mathare and as a kid used to get inspired by artworks I used to see around and wished to one day produce such work. Since then art has evolved as influence from the west infiltrated the community and art took an urban direction mostly inspired by hip hop and rock .Check out wapi at the British council to get a clear picture of what I mean by urban direction.

You don’t need art school to learn color psychology,typography, layout and flow. years of trial and error, researching and extensive reading can do that, am a living proof.

I started out by doing signs and street art. The job is not well paying but respect earned from it makes it worth while. There are times though seldom, that luck would crack a smile upon you and you wake up to well paying gig, like this one time I was contracted by Mathare Mental Hospital to do some signage for them. I used to go home with about 8K a day the contract lasted four days, that was in 2002. what did I do with the money?.

I started a t-shirt design project and bought me a Ghetto blaster (Hewa Mwenda) with the remainder. My neighbour cursed the day I took the music system home. ( I suspect he must have sought some ear plugs or something, how else would he have survived?).

I took lots of pictures (like 200) and they fit into several categories, the good,the Crude and the Hilarius/ridiculous ones (they are sure to crack you up). I decide to feature some of the good ones and do a future post of the crude and hilarious ones. Most artist whose work appear here are my peeps who we used to collaborate with on big projects while some used to be my competitors. Some of these images were shot by my friends Sadio and Ide as I couldn`t manage alone. the activity took the whole day!.

FYI: All these are LOMO pictures taken with my P&S Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55.


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Capturing the smoke BTS

Capturing the Image above was not a just a case of point and shoot. This was a result of a two lights setup, subtractive bookends to capture spills and a number of takes. I was looking to capture smoke as it curls and curves against a black backdrop ,the concept needed two image the Inhalation and Exhalation.

The shoot went just as I had pictured in my head but not without some glitches. below are the behind Scenes Images. Read more

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finally, hmurimi is back!

let there be light
After disappearing for months am back and ready for serious web presence and regular blogging. I`ve been off for a while due to some upgrading that was taking place both at hmurimi Studio and hmurimi website. I was also immersed deep into books to expand my knowledge in Photography and Web design. hmurimi now offers Proffessional photography after setting up a fully functional photo studio.

I never thought photography was such an expensive venture. Window shopping almost got me discouraged  (try asking or googling the price of DSLR cameras you`ll know what I mean) Read more

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Nairobi Under attack

Nairobi destruction vfx

Am not trying to be a prophet of doom here, should this happen it shall be by pure coincidence.I`ve often seen cities destroyed in movies and figured why not destroy Nairobi.
This is a revived project after I got busy and abandoned it. It was no easy task I spent lots of time on elzr.com/imagery finding the right images for the composition.
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