whakairo

Ahu #Tongariki - being in the presence of these #ancient #ancestors is really something special after having seen them in #photos or in #movies since I was a child.

There are many theories about what they represent and how they got there but I look at them as the OG versions of my chosen #artform of #portrait #photography.

Much like the #whakairo in our Whare tūpuna back home, I believe these impressive figures are representations of ancient ancestors. Nowadays we take photos that will hopefully one day be looked back on as precious Taonga, capturing and preserving the essence of our modern day tūpuna, because we will all be ancestors, one day.

#waekaikapua #livingthedream #RawhitiroaPhotography #Rapanui #EasterIsland #ancestors #Moai #tupuna #photography #travelphotography #adventure #picoftheday #instagood

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Ko au ko koe, ko koe ko au…I am you, you are me!!

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