Over the past month, I was able to follow up on some projects I have been wanting to do for quite a while. Part of that was also to utilize the footage I shot during the REPICORE feedback trip earlier this year. Besides spending a few weeks on Fiji, I also had a few days on Samoa and the Solomon Islands, which I particularly liked.
After arriving in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands I flew on to Munda where I spent the coming days together with Dr. Akuila Cakacaka and Dr. Janne Rohe, both members of the REPICORE project. While and in-between community visits I shot a lot of footage that didn’t make it into the REPICORE movie (which you can watch here if you haven’t done it yet).
I was truly amazed by this part of the world: the culture, the landscape, the wildlife, the oceans.. all of it seemed so pristine and I am already playing with a few ideas to get back to this Pacific island jewel.
For now sit back, relax and dive into the Solomon Islands with me!
Tom is an award-winning fulltime photographer and filmmaker specializing in conservation imagery & film, photojournalism, and promotional tourism work. His scientific background as a Marine Biologist is a strong asset in creating appealing imagery and environmental storytelling. Tom has won several awards and his films have been screened on film festivals throughout the world and his work has been published in dozens of articles in international magazines and newspapers such as The Guardian, Bild der Wissenschaft, Welt am Sonntag, Diver, Tauchen, Fiji Airways Inflight magazine, and more. In 2017 he launched www.tomvierus.com for a wider portfolio and business requests. Tom is based in Suva, Fiji Islands and shares his workload between environmental assignments and promotional tourism work throughout the Pacific.
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