15 – 17 July 2010
Chea Village, Marovo Island
Still in Chea Village, Marovo Lagoon, we concentrated in photographing people. The weather had not eased up on us and with the rains and occasional bursts of sunshine, we did mostly indoors stuff. And the Solomon Islander children were absolutely beautiful. Their mocha brown skins were shinny and healthy and their Melanesian features stunning. As we spent time photographing the carvings in the Community Hall, the entire village seemed to be peering from behind us, until we thought to put them in front of the black background. Instead of inanimate objects, we decided to concentrate in getting proper people portraits done. The giggles erupted and the younger kids eagerly waited for their turn. It was more the teenagers who were shy and almost resistant, but as the Star Trek Borg says it, “Resistance is futile” when Stella is around!
The studio portraits deep in the islands of Marovo Lagoon.