Masai Girl

Photography | By Valerie Shamu, Visual Artist | 21 November 2014
PHOTO: © Valerie Shamu

Masai was inspired by the beauty of African tribes. I have always looked at the Masai tribe as the "super models" of all the African tribes. Striking in their appearance, tall and majestic. My appreciation of Africa and the beauty it has always possessed has been nurtured over the last decade of my life. As a visual artist capturing unconventional beauty inspire by Africa in a modern world dominated by western themes and subject matter has been of great interest to me. I enjoy the rich colours and texture that flow throughout the series. My idea was to get the viewer to feel like they wandered into the forest and spotted this beautiful Masai girl going about her day, captivating with her intricately woven hair, and accessories. Enjoy :)

Valerie Shamu - Masai Woman

Valerie Shamu - Masai Woman

Valerie Shamu - Masai Woman

Valerie Shamu - Masai Woman

Valerie Shamu - Masai Woman

Valerie Shamu - Masai Woman