Son of the Chief, Maasai Mara Kenya 2013
Maasai tribesman leads a tour group into his boma in Maasai Mara, Kenya. 'I am the son of the Chief' the tall Maasai says 'You are welcome to our boma'. The Maasai living just outside the boundary of Maasai Mara National park make a living with these tours for tourists on safari for 1,000 shillings.
The cattle are Maasai pride and wealth. This year the drought forced the Maasai to drive deeper into national park ground in search water and grazing. The dead cattle are everywhere, some died of starvation others killed by wild animals.
More Maasai leave the traditional way of life to make living in the cities.
Soccer Fan, Bàmako Mali 2014
'Where are you from?' the boy in a soccer jersey asks Brani ( @6footboy ) as we walk towards Bamako's Artists quarter. Brani my fellow photographer has a wonderful way with children. Whether traveling in West Africa or South East Asia, children always seem to follow him like ants to palm sugar. 'From Serbia, like Chelsea soccer club's Ivanovic' Brani replied with smile.
The boy didn't know where Serbia was but he loved all première league football players. Brani and the kid in soccer jersey connected instantly despite their differences in age, culture and language.
Next day Brani returned with the gift of footballs for kids in the artists quarter. But he never saw the Bamako boy in the soccer jersey again.
Years later Brani talking about our trip to Mali he said 'With boys it's always football or tennis'.