The challenge

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Images will be coming in a slow pace as I will have to start prepare the photos for the upcoming exhibition in Milan on May 24th. Make the right choices, testing, final prints, gallery framing, shipping and all the logistics. And that’s a challenge.

The photo here is another kind of challenge and it is  from our last overwhelming photo safari.

The topi is a medium-sized antelope

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The land of the Masai

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Masai are famous for their fearsome reputations as warriors and cattle-rustlers. Traditional Maasai lifestyle centres around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food.

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Big dreams, small excuses

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Ζάμπια. Επτά χρόνια πριν. Η αρχή.    Zambia. Seven years ago. The beginning .

Since I was a little kid my dream was to go to Africa, my favorite childhood hero was Tarzan and my favorite series was Tarzan with Johnny Weissmuller.

It took me almost thirty years to make my dream come true. Today I believe that this was one of the biggest mistakes I’ve done in my life. I never really chased my dreams, I just let the years go by. 

I had never realized it because I always had a very good excuse to stop me from chasing my dreams.

One time it was too much work, another time it was how to organize such a trip, other time I didn’t have someone to join me, and almost all the time money was the main obstacle and my sure real life excuse. “How can I afford such a trip!” I was thinking. I had convinced my self that the cost was way too much. I had convinced my self that my dreams cost too much.

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The Masai Portraits. Part II

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Portraits of the Masai. Part II 

On this trip we will visit remote Masai villages,spend time with them, experience their way of living and attempt a second shooting to record once more a collective portrait of the Masai inhabitants.

There are approximately two more weeks to finalize bookings so hurry up!

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Stand with the Maasai – Sign the petition

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Sign the petition 

http://avaaz.org/en/stand_with_the_maasai_loc/?slideshow

We are elders of the Maasai from Tanzania, one of Africa’s oldest tribes. The government has just announced that it plans to kick thousands of our families off our lands so that wealthy tourists can use them to shoot lions and leopards. The evictions are to begin immediately.

The area is leased to the Ortello Business Corporation of the United Arab Emirates to use for trophy hunting.

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