I’ve just completed the first stage of an assignment to photograph East New Britain as part of a regional branding exercise for Papua New Guinea’s national tourism authority.
I’ll compile the best images of this shoot, and those of the second stage, into a preview I’ll post a few weeks from now after I return with talent to complete the project.
Assuming good weather (and Tuvuvur volcano not erupting again, he says), it’s likely to be a particularly productive shoot as a solid range of generic pictures of the destination has been shot over the past five days. Having done the reccie and organised contacts, we’ve largely mapped out stage two around the activities tourists can do when they come here.
In the meantime, I’m sitting in my hotel room in Port Moresby, playing with a few of the images from the shoot. Here’s a couple of personal interpretations I quite like, incorporating the Tolai money ring which is a symbol of wealth and status in East New Britain.