Photographer Klaus Tiedge has been a prominent figure in the field of commercial photography for more than 20 years. In 2001, Klaus moved to South Africa and not long after he started pursuing fine art photography full-time to bring attention to the beauty and diversity of the African continent.
“My curiosity for Africa hasn’t abated as I find myself travelling more than ever. Whether portraying her people, animals or landscapes, I find that Africa is good for my soul. It is rich, genuine and satisfying.”
So, based on Klaus’ extensive resume and truly breathtaking work, it was a stroke of great luck when he was introduced to MEP C.E.O. Marc Goss by Tyler Davis, the manager of Angama Mara. During his recent visit in March 2018, Klaus went along with Marc in the MEP helicopter and had an epic and breathtaking experience. So much so, he made this amazing video of his time with MEP.
Klaus along with MEP C.E.O. Marc Goss and Angama photographer Adam Bannister.
Klaus was so inspired about what he learned at MEP, he decided to have a fundraiser during October where 20% of the sale of any of his photography books or prints will benefit MEP.
“Elephants are very special to photograph. They always have an aura of calmness, something superior and their family consecutiveness and bonding is just remarkable. In their details of appearance it feels like one can tell the wisdom and life stories they have experienced.”
One of Klaus’ favorite shots is quite a stunner, and the print, entitled Union 1, is featured on his website for sale (see below).
“MEP is doing a great job and run by such caring and enthusiastic people and that needs to be supported.”
Mara Elephant Project commends people who act to protect elephants and conserve the greater Mara ecosystem. We could not fulfill our mission without the support of people like Klaus. Thank you!