I was born and raised within the territory of the Masaii Mara of Kenya East Africa, and since childhood I feel that I have been blessed to have had an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of community of culture. I decided to build a website to showcase some of the photography and film that both my Father and myself created (as a hobby) through 2 generations to share with the world, and some examples of my artwork that has been a passion of mine since I can remember.
My photographic collections exhibited on this website are the culmination of my travels is Tibet, Jordan, Ethiopia. Much of my work involved field research as an anthropologist/photographer/film maker including a study into the culture and plight of survival of the yak skin coracle boat makers of the Kyichu River Tibet. During this research trip I also worked for The Tibetan Information Network in a campaign for human rights issues in Tibet. My research carried on further to Ethiopia, identifying the primary subsistence of groups/gangs of street children as urban hunter-gatherers. I was later invited to Jordan to live with the Bedouin in the cave city of Petra as an artist and as a guest of the Jordan Badia Research and Development Program in the northern Badia region as a photographer. In between I raised a family 3 beautiful children, Lee, Rosey and Natasha and I now have a young grandson called Jack. I am now living most of the time in Jamaica (www.sevillavilla.com) since arriving in Jamaica much of my work has been supporting art and education study and workshop groups through film.
I hope you enjoy!
Layla (Clare Littleton)
“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
Vincent van Gogh
I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, then we are One.
I honor the Light within you.