Photographer's Note

This is a sequel to my previous shot, where a Tahitian folklore group met the cruise ship, Seabourn Odyssey. Accompanied by the traditional ukulele music, they danced, and offered coconut goodies processed in front of us. The man broke open a coconut with a wooden club, and the woman served fresh slices. Subsequently, the man kneaded some coconut meat and made it into a pasty skin lotion seen in the photo. The young woman then went around applying the lotion to visitor's hands.

In the two complementary workshop photos, one can see the self-portrait of Paul Gauguin hanging in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and a Gauguin painting, "Where are you going", hanging in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Except for the "coconut cups" (or "shell bras") that she is wearing to apease Western sensibilities, she could have been the subject of Gauguin's painting.

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Additional Photos by Bulent Atalay (batalay) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6809 W: 476 N: 12169] (41257)
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