These series of Photographs represent three summers that I lived with the Maasai, who accepted me as a White Ilmurran. Spending my days walking in the hills around Orkiu, a small Maasai village near Loliondo, in the Maasai Mara, Northern Tanzania, some of my favourite moments were when we sat in the hills over looking the Serengeti plains and the young Ilmurrani would compete in spear throwing, while I took photographs with my Polaroid camera and showed them their first ever photographs of themselves.
Martin Vivian Pearse was born in Cambridge, England, in 1986. He grew up in various countries; the years in East Africa gave him a passion for Natural History. His love of Painting and Photography lead him to study Contemporary Fine Art at Central St. Martin's, London, and after qualifying as a Field guide in South Africa he is now following his interests and heart in East Africa.