Catherin Chempkemboi is not just any girl. The self-made visual artist is taking the creative industry to a whole new level through her petite photos on minicheps where she captions herself doing extraordinary activities.
The 25-year-old from Nandi County says she knew her idea would one day flourish and that she has constantly worked to perfect her art.
Speaking to Nation Media, Catherine says that after completing class 8 she was unable to continue her educational journey due to financial problems.
“After school I went to Embu where I worked as a domestic worker. I told my parents that I would find my way out. I had nothing else to pave the way for my little brothers to get an education too. My parents couldn’t afford high school tuition. “
From a girl in the house, Catherine ended up in Ruiru, where she would do manual labor at the Mjengo sites, but it wasn’t long before she returned to her first job.
Catherine, who has amazed May with her creative small stature visual arts photos, where she looks much smaller than any human being, says she fell in love with art in 2019 and created her minicheps brand.
“I’ve been posting my 2019 artwork but no one noticed them, it was only this year-2021 that my photos went viral,” Catherine said.
She says her work has been noticed by many and companies have started contacting her seeking publicity, although she has yet to come to terms with one.
“I have never won with my work, but thank God, companies have started to reach out with the intention of partnering with me to advertise their products.
Catherine says her biggest challenge is getting a quality camera, as the one she uses limits the quality of her work.
“I depend on the light so I can only shoot during the day. It takes a long time to get a clear photo because the camera is not that good “
The visual artist is on a mission to capture beautiful moments around her and share them with her fans.
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