The Maasai

The Maasai
A Maasai Mother and Child.

A Maasai Mother and Child. Ollolailei, Kenya

In the last post I wrote about my time with the folks at the Kilgoris Project in Kenya. The project helps Maasai children to obtain a quality education – in short it gives them the leverage to choose their future. The Maasai are a proud people from Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are semi-nomadic herdsmen that are renown for their bravery. We met one old man that as a test of bravery killed a lion with just his spear, he had the teeth marks in his arm to prove it!

I was privileged to be able to photograph a few of the Maasai children and adults that live in villages that are apart of the Kilgoris project. These are special people on so many levels. I really hope I was able to portray their strong spirit.



Two Friends. Ollolailei, Kenya


A young Maasai girl in ceremonial dress.

A young Maasai girl in ceremonial dress.


Life doesn't frighten him at all. Kilgoris, Kenya

Life doesn’t frighten him at all. Kilgoris, Kenya



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Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


  1. Robert

    Completely lovely. Love the real depth in both character and space you’ve created with these.

  2. Andy Wilson

    These are great. It has been good to get an update on the work Jon and his wife have helped set up in Kilgoris. Could I enquire about the lighting in the first photograph (the mother and daughter)?


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