Excited about Sacred Site Shoot

I’m excited about one pic we’re planning for in Aitutaki when we return in three weeks. Its hard to look past the spectacular lagoon but the island also has a fascinating cultural history which anthropologists have been unearthing around an ancient sacred site, Te Poaki O Rae. We did a few preliminary shots while I was there (below) before it rained, but when we return, the plan is to stage a full re-enactment of an ancient ritual with sacrifices (no, not human) and bring in elements to make it look as authentic as possible. I like the idea of creating a sense of romance and mystery around the past and encouraging people to have an interest in the traditional culture of the South Pacific. Aitutaki is more than a day trip. Hopefully, images like the ones we’re planning will encourage people to stay longer and look beyond its remarkable lagoon.


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