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11 hours

Naleku Naleku is a Maasai matriarch who we met in Tanzania. The Maasai, much like the Samburu, abide by a hierarchy which would appear to favour men. However, age takes precedence. Naleku is a widow with only daughters. She told us with pride that her kraal belongs to her and she can do with it as she pleases. 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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1 day

Nalary - The Mother of Warriors There are many stories I could share about Nalary. She has two sons, both of whom are Warriors. This honour is signified by the two sets of beads hanging from her ears and the cowrie shells around her neck. At the end of the shoot, I gave her the print of this photograph. She propped herself up against the Land Rover and gazed at it. Eventually, she looked up with a smile and said: “I look beautiful”. 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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2 days

Msari We met Msari walking through the Mattews Mountains with her two daughters. Behind her the Ewaso Ng'iro river winds through the Samburu Conservancy. 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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3 days

Noswuray We met Noswuray when traveling through Ngurunit. She was with three young Samburu women, each of whom had a profound story to tell. We discussed life and love. Their dress signified a change happening within the communities; a culmination of old and new, modern and traditional. 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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4 days

Kashiumbi After photographing Kashiumbi, we gave her a lift to a neighbouring village. She climbed out of the Land Rover and was immediately surrounded by people to whom she began showing her prints. It became clear to us that Kashiumbi has no shortage of friends! I feel that this portrait of her shows her bold character and colourful personality. 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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5 days

Lolegasi - The Desert Rose We saw Lolegasi walking in a dried riverbed. The landscape was drought-stricken and dusty, yet he was pristine. Looking around for a suitable backdrop, I spotted this desert rose. Its colourful petals complimented Lolegasi's kikoy as the gnarled branches did the landscape. This has to be one of my all-time favourite photographs! 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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6 days

Lkatinga We met Lkatinga while travelling through the Matthews Mountains. The road was severely corrugated, and I remember feeling rather exasperated. I caught a glimpse of Lkatinga as I drove past, his purple and green kikoys complimented the wild lavender growing in the area. A couple of hundred meters down the road, his silhouette still stuck with me. I'm glad I turned around.. 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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7 days

Lebitili, Scarification is a common ritual, practiced throughout Africa. Not only is it considered to be attractive but it can also signify an individual’s wealth, status or age. Lebitili’s entire stomach, chest, back and arms are covered in small dashes which make concentric circles around his body. He spoke of the process with pride, not once uttering a word about the pain. 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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8 days

Lempati. As part of becoming a Samburu Warrior, it is customary for a father to give his son a cow. After photographing Lempati, we noticed him collecting tufts of long, golden grass, bundling them together and tied with a single strand. When we asked what he was doing, he replied “this is my cows favourite kind of grass”. 🎥 Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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9 days

The Warriors Of Mt.Poi. The Samburu Warriorship is a 10-year rite of passage to be fulfilled by each boy in becoming a man. They’ve been likened to the lion; overseeing and protecting their communities. Their ornate dress reflects this decorated role. 🎥Behind the scenes video: link in bio.

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13 days

View The Photographs: http://www.fcvphotography.com/showcase/east-african-tribes/ Store: https://www.fcvphotography.store/ Instagram: @FCVPhoto In November 2017, my wife and I packed up our Land Rover, left Cape Town and headed north with an aim to photograph the Maasai, Samburu and Turkana tribes of northern Tanzania and Kenya. Three months, over 20 000km and ten different countries traversed - this is our journey.

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2 months

Been crazy busy since getting home and figure that I should pick up from where I left off. Here’s the product of my last post.. #magazine #publication

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3 months

A continent crusher by day and a photographers podium by night. Best4x4xfar! #onthejob

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3 months

Two of my photographs from Lake Magadi are up at the Orms SPACE exhibition in Cape Town :) #ishootwithorms #lakemagadi

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3 months

Always fun hanging out with this guy, and the chump with his arm around him ;) @ackermab #justkidding

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3 months

Only bit of gear not to be cleaned since our return is the trusty Landy. I suppose there ain’t no rest for the wicked.. Happy to report that it all performed flawlessly at today’s shoot - as per usual ;)

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3 months

It’s taken a couple of days to settle in but now that the gears been thoroughly cleaned we’re ready for action once more! #readyforaction

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4 months

Home Sweet home! #home #capetown #dogs #pitbull

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4 months

Last push! Today we head home to Cape Town with mixed emotions. We’re looking forward to seeing family, friends and our animals but are saddened by the fact that this expedition is coming to an end :( #goinghome #expedition #capetown

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4 months

With the Landy safe and sound in Pretoria, we’ve made our way into JHB to catch up with friends :) #sandton #mandela #johannesburg #southafrica

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3 years

Explore Namibia - A Photographic Expedition