Last Monday was a holiday here in the U.S., so I took myself off to the camera store to rent a DSLR camera and have some fun. I’ve been wanting to take proper photographs of the family tivaevae for a while. The kind of photos that would show off how special and truly unique these quilts are. To create the perfect setting, I enlisted a friend and turned my apartment living room into a “bedroom” for a day.
Melodie is the director and producer of Spirit of Tivaevae. Born in New Zealand to a Cook Islander father and American mother, Melodie was raised in the United States. Her family background gives her a unique perspective on being a Pacific Islander raised outside the culture.