The Maasai are known for their colourful dresses and can be found near the national parks in the northern parts of Tanzania and the south of Kenya. Today they sometimes life in a half-nomadic lifestyle, which means that boys go to school/ university, use cellphones or work in the cities. Some communities even work in the touristic industry and own hotels or camping sites and earn extra money, by posing and doing the traditional jump-dance in front of big touristic crowds. But there are still communities, which follow the traditional lifestyle and warrior culture, have cattle and goats and trade in traditional ways.
I met these young men near Tarangire National Park, Tanzania in a community, which lived outside the tourism-streams. After driving with them to remote areas for a day, they took me to their village and one boy introduced to his parents, which can be seen in the purple Maasai-clothes in this series. Contrary to my expectations I saw a very colourful landscape, which was rich in water – in February there can be lots of rainfalls in this region. Thats why decided to include these circumstances in the images, which have been quite new to me.