Massai Scholar

480mm x 550mm • Oil on Canvas

Original image captured by Bev Elsip during her time spent working with the Massai in Kenya. There is something very evocative about this image. The side-wards glance of this young man surprisingly intense. This particular young man was one of the few individuals who was actually attending school. This is indicated by his short hair. Kenyan schools ban boys from wearing long braids to attain a sense of order and discipline. The original image had quite a busy background and so I decided to simplify it to allow the subject to stand out. I really love the sheen on his skin and the pop of colour in his earpiece.

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