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PeterN

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Maori Dancers
« on: June 01, 2019, 15:20:51 »
During a trip in December: a welcome dance .
Shot with D750 and Zeiss Milvus 135mm




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Re: Maori Dancers
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 19:21:18 »
Very dramatic and striking portraits!
I wonder how they dress for their day jobs?!

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Re: Maori Dancers
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2019, 23:00:58 »
I wonder how they dress for their day jobs?!

Hang on Ann. Didn’t Peter capture them doing their day jobs?!

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Re: Maori Dancers
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2019, 02:52:54 »
>I wonder how they dress for their day jobs?!

Just the same as everyone else.  Here is the Deputy Prime Minister (photo ex newspaper).

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Re: Maori Dancers
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2019, 08:44:46 »
Very dramatic and striking portraits!
I wonder how they dress for their day jobs?!

Thank you.
Unfortunately there was no time to talk with the performers. The person in photo #2 teaches Maori culture and language to children to keep the native spirit alive. The ceremony itself is a sacred event. The guide asked us not to laugh. So apparently tourist had laughed in the past. The ignorance of tourists..
I must admit that the ceremony appeared more like a “stay away” than a “welcome” due to my lack of knowledge.
But I am glad to have seen it.
As I was mostly interested in the facial expressions I decided to use a longer lens.
Peter