Homassai

HOMAASAI, is a portrait series of a Maasai tribe in southern Kenya. Each portrait opens a door into a parallel dimension where timeless aesthetic feelings go hand in hand with a cultural heritage. With long exposures, they are done in complete darkness inside their most intimate space, their homes. I let each individual to be defined by their unique features and postures and through these images I invite the viewer to take a step into a limbo of time and understand the solemnity of their tribe.

During the process of photographing in the dark, I find a parallel world where I can create, invent, falsify, distort, shape, hide, reveal, mutate my reality. I’m interested in who sees my photographs get lost in a timeline, either by the characters, places and objects that could be contemporary, but they have an ancient aesthetic. My photographs turn into ghosts that mingle in a timeline.