XVII. French Polynesia



French Polynesia

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Having been fascinated by traditional bodily decoration for many years, it was no wonder that Jimmy would eventually end up photographing the Marquesan Islanders of Northern French Polynesia. 

"Before you go out and take a picture, reflect on who you are and what you are trying to communicate in the first place"

The brooding mountains of Temetiou and Fenani provide a magnificent backdrop for the first pictures Jimmy makes of the horsemen. Crawling through the river, Jimmy lost all common sense as he was driven to capture this breathtaking scene.