Before this trip I didn’t really know where this very remote island was, and everything (I thought) I knew about the history of the island I learned from the fictionalized movie Rapa Nui that I watched as a kid. So I really had no real idea what awaited me when I chose to visit the island. What I discovered was a small grassy tropical island with a coast of jagged volcanic rock, a refreshing lack of resort development, horses literally everywhere roaming wild, a passive uprising taking place against the Chilean government by the indigenous people (the Rapa Nui), and of course the Moai. There’s over 1000 Moai statues on the island in various states of decay and restoration.
Traveled April 2015 Photos shot on Fuji X100T and Lomo Diana+.