Slim figure, sparkling big eyes, spontaneous behavior, this young man seems to have emerged straight out from Pandora. Living in the middle of wild and natural environnement since childhood, his senses have been stimulated by « Nature »’s fluctuations and beauty.
Temoana Poole is a child of Moorea. He wish he could have been born on the beach of Temae like his mother. She was born in their family house in Temae with the help of his grand-father who was midwife at that time. Temoana is very attached to his land, his childhood was nurtured by key moments and strong bonds with his environnement which have forged the person he is today.
« I grew up in Temae, both in the sea and behind our house in the Purau (sea hisbiscus; Talipariti tiliaceum) forest, with my family and friends we were free, we were running around, half-naked, over a limitless, vivid and diverse playground. One day behind my grandmother’s house, while we were playing with the chickens and chasing for their eggs, I captured an unforgettable moment. We were in the middle of Tiare trees (gardenia taitensis) trying to catch a rooster perched on a branch but my cousin missed it, then it flew away, casting a shadow before the full moon…The beauty of the scene stroke me and is still vivid in my spirit. I have several key memories like this that are precious. »
This young man from Temae has developed a keen eye to Nature’s wonders. Consciously or unconsciously aware of this sensitivity, his father got him a disposable camera which triggered his passion for photography.