The Samburu portrait series was shot as a document of the peoples whom The Thorntree Project supports through educational infrastructure and scholarship programs in northern Kenya. These portraits were released in a book project in June 2022 to commemorate 20 years of the Thorntree's work in the Samburu community.
Working in conditions with no electricity, limited resources and ample sunshine a rudimentary portrait studio was set-up using tree branches and scrims made by a local tailor to create a unique environment to photograph in.
As a part of The Thorntree Projects endeavors literally hundred's of students have been sent to higher education and college and in turn bringing prosperity back to their families and community. This book project documented the soul of the community and their reach for a higher self in a changing world.