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September 24, 2007

Samoan Girls Practicising Dance Routine

These Samoan girls were practising their steps for their upcoming performance at Pacifika when I caught them with my camera.

Their smiles were so sweet that I decided to turn the plumeria and hibiscus flowers behind their ears into a shower of blessings.

Samoan dance performers
Samoan girls practicing for their performance at Auckland Pasifika Festival
Canon EOS 20D
Canon 18-55mm lens at 55mm
1/200 secs at f/20


Anonymous said...

Omg i love these girls!! So bomb...

Anonymous said...

Hi John,

My name is Vanessa Vete and finally after all these years, seeing this photo on news paper and in samoa and now on the net i get to finally meet the person who took it. I'm the girl who is in the middle and i was just schocked at where the publication of this photo. well thanks for taking an excellent photo of me and the girls.
ia fa'afetai ia manuia!

John C said...

Hi Vanessa,

So nice to hear from you. I'm glad you finally found where your photo came from. I didn't know my photo had appeared in any papers. I took the picture when you and your friends were warming up at the side of a tent. You probably don't remember me doing it as you were all so focused on your practice.

If you don't mind helping me track down some of the people in some of the other photos, could you email me at You might know some of them and I have been asked to grant permission to publish their photos in some social studies books here in the U.S. but I have had to say no to the publishers as I need their permission first. It would be great if you can help me get in touch with them. Anyhow, if you can help, please send me an email.



nesah-bebeh said...

hi John,

i am totally sorry about the year late reply. but sure my email is Let me know if i can be of assistance to you. apologies for the super late reply :)

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