Stranger 9/100 - Mereana

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    I'd just popped straight out the door and was heading up the hill with the intention to grab lunch and then look for a stranger. Then I saw Mereana head down the hill past me - with her amazing moko and teeth I had to do a quick U-turn to ask for her photo. She was happy to pose (and had her daughter egging her on!). I've always thought it would be nice to get a photo of a Māori woman with her moko - can't imagine a nicer lady to agree.

    Thanks Mereana - made my day. Hope you had a good day in town...

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    This picture is number 9 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the100 Strangers Flickr Group page.

    AlexZombieHayes, Mr.RiddleyWalker, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. SiobhanHayes 20 months ago | reply

      Great photo, very interesting !!!

    2. uof 20 months ago | reply

      Thanks Siobhan!

    3. green-dinosaur 20 months ago | reply

      Fascinating shot, well done for asking her!

    4. Fobgoblin 20 months ago | reply

      There's some cheeky mischief in that face.

    5. uof 20 months ago | reply

      Couldn't not ask! Also she seemed a very happy character, so figured it was worth a shot.

    6. Poupetta aka Ann 20 months ago | reply

      Kind lady with an interesting face decoration. I wonder, does her tattoo represent something special, traditional, maybe, surely...

    7. uof 20 months ago | reply

      Yes moko are a traditional tattoo for Māori people here in New Zealand. I believe they often represent your family background and status. www.newzealand.com/travel/media/features/maori-culture/ma...

    8. Mar.Sa88 20 months ago | reply

      This is an invitation to :
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    9. Poupetta aka Ann 20 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the link :-)

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