“In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as Algebra.” (- Frank Lebowitz)
Instead, there is the sun, the sky, the earth and the ocean. People of Polynesia have long practiced a different yet profound approach to education. One that uses the physical elements of life as it's classroom, where the lessons can give you sunburns and the tests involve focus and a surfboard.
To know whether or not you passed or failed isn’t important. Rather, it is most important that the same connection and reliance to the ocean is built from the foundation a previous generation has paved. It’s developing humility and paying respect to the ocean for reasons beyond its leisure avail. A faith in the role it plays in their lives as a source of food, health and spiritual guidance.
This image, shot in the islands of French Polynesia, strives to capture this notion. Where older generations pass on their ways of life that have been so heavily influenced by the water. As their source of physical, mental and spiritual nourishment - it is all they have and will ever need.
Welcome to the Island Images Photography Blog. Here we showcase a selection of our images from the past twelve years. Click the links on the right side of this page to read and view our company blog posts. Short narrative excerpts give the viewer an idea of what it was like to be in and/or around the water that day.....