Combo #429 (Nikki Farmer)

By on January 11, 2016
Lens:  John S 
Film:  Irom 2000 


"We know it as Easter Island but this island’s original name was Rapa Nui. The island and its people have a story that they are not sharing. Rapa Nui is a tiny island with a fascinating history of a society that thrived but then turned on each other when the resources ran out. At one point the population was over 20,000 but by the time the fighting was done, there were approximately 3,000 people left. Then the slave traders came and took them to Peru to work in the mines. Of the people that were enslaved, only three hundred made it back to the island. When they got back to Rapa Nui, they didn’t talk about the lost culture. What we have left are over eight hundred giant carvings of the Moai, a written language, and signs of a very advanced civilisation. Since there are so many secrets surrounding this fascinating island, I wanted my pictures to look mysterious too. I decided to use the John S lens and Irom 2000 film to capture the color and detail but still leave a bit of mystery. Maybe one day we will know more about the people that thrived on this little Pacific Island."
Nikki Farmer

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