If you missed it, you can catch my first image of Rongomai, and the story behind it, here.
The earlier image was the one that struck me as being special when I first viewed them and I processed it first and showed it to Rongomai. I told him I thought he looked vulnerable in it. I hadn’t known him long, but I didn’t see him as being vulnerable, and I’m pretty sure he didn’t either. And over the next few days it became the image that was printed and displayed at the tangi (funeral).
This image could be of a completely different person! He’s the so-very-happy Rongomai I met and that everyone knew. I’ve looked at the other image so often I’d forgotten I’d known this Rongomai.