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I am a research fellow of the Graduate School of Asia and African Area Studies of Kyoto University, Japan.
My major is ecological-anthropology; I have been carrying out fieldwork with the Rendille pastoralists of northern Kenya since 1998.
I also have a dream to be a documentary photographer as well as a field scientist, travel around the world, study local culture, and photograph beautiful nature and brave local people.

Rendille warrior Jitowa Sun Luhmorogo(right)   My homestay's house under a full moon
 

Life as nomads

My favourite sports:
mountain-climbing, cycling, motor cycling, diving, kayaking and other adventure sports.

My favourite cameras:
New-Mamiya6 + Lens 50mm, 150mm (mainly for black and white film)
NikonF3, NikonFm2T + Lens Ai-Nikkor 20mm, 35mm, 85mm, 75-150mm (mainly for colour slide film)
NikonD80, D70 + Tokina 12-24mm, Nikkor 18-200mm, Tamron 28-75mm, Nikon 80-200mm, Sigma 50-500mm (mainly for wildlife photograph)
Ricoh-GR1s (great camera for snaps)
Panasonic FZ20 (before I got Sigma50-500mm, this digital camera was used for wildlife photograph)
Canon-Powershot45+ diving housing. (only use for diving)

My favourite books:
Ernest Hemingway "The old man and the sea"
Thor Heyerdahl "The Kon-Tiki expedition"
Naomi Uemura "Seisyun wo Yama ni Kakete (in Japanese)"
Wilfred Thesiger "Vision of a nomad"
Alistair Graham & Peter Beard "Eyelids of Morning"
and "National Geographic Magazine"

 

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