I fell in love with the Moai of Easter Island when I was 17 and read the
book Aku Aku by
Thor Heyerdahl. For most of my life I considered visiting there
an unreachable dream, but last year as I was reviewing my
"bucket list" I said to myself: Why not?
And so off I went to
fulfill that dream and to photograph.
Today I'm introducing
the first of three groups of new images from that trip. These images
were created at the Ahu's (shrines) that have multiple standing Moai. This is where I was drawn to each day and
where I spent many hours waiting for changing conditions.
Over the next two weeks
I will introduce the other two sets of images, with the last set
being my favorite. The idea for that project came to me in a dream as
we traveled to Easter Island and I felt inspired to create it.
This was a trip of a
lifetime and even if I had come home empty
handed, it still would have been a wonderful trip. Fortunately that
did not happen and I thank you for looking at my new images.
P.S. As you may know, I
love inspirational videos and here is one that proves there are many
good people in the world.
Welfare Mom Out of Money in the Grocery Checkout