Nave Nave Moe
Nave Nave Moe (Sweet Sweet Dream) 2000-present (film and digital)
Growing up in a family of professional world travelers I had to find my own path to discover new places. When I sailed a 38' sailboat to French Polynesia, I knew this was the ultimate way to set foot on new land.
Approaching French Polynesia by sea after 27 days of isolation affects the way I know it. I feel more connected to the other voyagers who came to that magical place as well as the natives whose lives are lived on and in the sea for generations.
One of my favorite spots in the chain of 118 atolls and islands is Tahiti Iti. It is the smaller peninsula of the main island of Tahiti that is very remote. The road doesn't go all the way around the point and on one coast it ends at Teahupoo.
These images capture the people and sense of place of Tahiti Iti.