Floating Faces

Sometime back, I planned a shoot with Steve Kitoto for execution with Thogi (the model). The idea was to have her in water and use milk and water color. We found an old bath tub, thanks to Efi (@efi_m) that was lying around in open space so we threw some water around it to scrub it and it was ready for work. We filled it with water and the experimentation began. Ashley(@ashleenena), our make up artist got Thogi ready and soon enough she was stepping into the cold bathtub water (I don’t envy you btw, Thogi).

Shoots like these happen when it has been a while since I did a people shoot. This was one of those days. Some BTS(behind the scenes) photos first.

A bit of the setup. We gelled one speedlite with a cocktail of colors to get a nice red accent color and used another speedlite on an enormous octabank soft box for the main light.

It was a mess down there. A beautiful mess, I think.

Assembly of the octabank softbox for the shoot (by Steve and Efi). It’s huge.

And finally, for the product of the shoot. Get your coke’s and coffee and enjoy.

So thankful to all that helped make this shoot an amazing experience.

Photographers: Mutua Matheka & Steve Kitoto

Model: Thogi (follow her on Facebook)

Make Up: Ashley Makena (@ashleenena)

Assistant: Ephraim Muchemi (@Efi_M)


That’s all from me today. If you liked this, you could leave a kind note in the comments below. If you didn’t, well, you can also let me know in the comment section below :). Have a great day and God bless y’all.

  • Murasta

    Photos No. 7, 9,10….I suggest you frame those ones.

  • http://twitter.com/SteveKitots Steven Kitoto

    kazi poa :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikey.mercenaryman Mikey Mercenaryman

    amazing work, 10/10 :)

  • http://twitter.com/KiharaStella stella kihara

    totally cool love the sort of fog mist look in the water round about her face,its Brilliant.

  • http://twitter.com/wanjah wanja kamunge

    oh wow!! I want her kind of bliss…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fiona-Nyongo/598505248 Fiona Nyong’o

    I love this! Bursting with creativity! I especially love the last photo- so much colour! It’s all so beautiful! Well done!

  • http://twitter.com/efi_m Ephraim Muchemi

    Came out muzuuri sana!! Props.. No. 9,10,11.. hats off

    • http://twitter.com/wgicheru Wambui Gicheru

      Great work, beautiful shots!! who would have thought, that old bath tub…

  • Announciater Muoti

    Innovative is the word……

  • abdulphotography

    suhweet..however if i may, there are little specs of dirt or something that don’t feel right. i feel they shouldn’t be part of the picture..2nd last and 3rd last pictures. ama what do you guys think? .

  • http://www.facebook.com/foxus.thedeejay Owen Fox Mzukaflani

    Good job bro. Love the ideas.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tina.masese Tina Masese

    i love these! you guys are very talented

  • ruby

    wa!!! beautiful..7 and 11 are my faves!!

  • Mwongely

    Great work!! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

  • http://twitter.com/anyixbaby Anyiko Owoko

    This is absolutely gorgeous :-) LOVE IT!!!! Kudos team.

  • Lillian

    I didn’t like it……

    I LOVED IT!!!!!! :-))))) Great Job!

  • http://twitter.com/zollz Zed

    Simply great! :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/marion.vionna Marion Vionna

    Love it!Beautiful shots right there….

  • wachira

    my word!!!!!!keep pushing it!! this is beyond amazing

  • http://twitter.com/Reumac James Reumac

    TJO!!! A beg! This is why I quit photography. Can’t keep up with you guys. Wonderful images. I love the creative aspect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Shiko12 Shiko Maureen

    Absolutely amazing. Very proffessional. The black&white is mwah!

  • http://twitter.com/coxbenzino ben kanyi


  • http://twitter.com/PikchaGUY PikchaGUY PHTOGraphy

    WA.LA.LA. THIS IS AWESOME! And people say you need photoshop. Beautiful work man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Uncle.Migz Migz M. Nthigah

    What a great concept. I’m particularly in love with the high contrast B&Ws. Great job guys!

  • QueenieCaffeinated.

    This is the coolest thing I’ve seen all week.

  • J

    Fantastic fantastic work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nessy.wairish Nessy Wairish

    amazing work…..the black and white waaaah…awwwsssomme..

  • http://twitter.com/Nay_omee Wairimu Thiru

    Cool stuff Mut.

  • Sonie

    Awesome work. in love with the 3rd last pic.

  • http://twitter.com/MushiePie Nelly Wamuyu Thoithi

    the entire team is amazing! my favourite is the second last one

  • ekagai

    Where is the pinterest plugin, I need to pin this

  • Awesomemoxie

    iiDon’t like it… iiLove it.
    Thogi’s plain beautiful.
    The photography is pure ART.
    Lovely model, lovely photography = A picture worth a thousand and one words.
    *Mapenzi.Love* :)

  • dorothy

    lovely piece of work1

  • http://www.facebook.com/georgina.walter.52 Georgina Walter

    i love the creativity………….the shots are exquisite.
    think i can stand a chance to take such pics too???

  • Coco

    MAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are tooooo Talented!!!!

  • http://www.africamoneymarket.co.ke Jedidah Kemunto

    This looks beautiful!