Laikipia is a land of true beauty, not just because of its undeniably unique natural resources but because it is a melting pot of communities from diverse backgrounds who add to the captivating portfolio of the entire landscape.
Lives Of Laikipia (LOL) is a new LWF project that celebrates this exact diversity, as well as demystify Laikipians to Kenyans and international audiences alike. It looks candidly at all the different people that make conservation and sustainable natural resources management a success in Laikipia.
Working with LWF on the project was Brian L. Tan, a talented film production coordinator from Hollywood with a growing passion for photography. He recently dedicated his time to Laikipia in order to develop a documentary on fences as a key tool in mitigating Human Wildlife Conflict. He came across the LOL project and simply could not resist jumping on the bandwagon. “As a new visitor here, I wanted to use my photographic and cinemagraphic skills to help LWF and Laikipians celebrate their success and their diversity. There is so much diversity here – and it’s beautiful. There’s such a great group of people who don’t always realise they’re working towards the same goal. That’s what we want to showcase here”, says Brian.
Brian is known for his work on X-Men: First Class (2011), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and TRON: Legacy (2010).
Forum Focus will feature at least one interview from the Lives of Laikipia project every month.