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Shonty Rogan
Jun 6

The Showers

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I had made an arrangement with the owners of this beach house in Rarotonga to shoot the house in exchange for my friends and I staying in it for a few nights. It was $1800 per night otherwise.. Aramoana on the beach was it's name. It had these showers in the house that had no roof so you could see the sky. The gigantic leafy plants sat in stone bowls with large wooden varnished planks holding the vanities. I had a group of my model friends with me and we decided to shoot the girls topless in the shower.

 

I think the photo speaks for itself. Get it girls!

 

Sadly since we left, an arsonist has destroyed the house. It will always be in my memories along with the people who hosted us.

 

Kiaorana

 

Models (left to right) - Manuela Antonia Astorga-Da Costa, Hannah Milson, Donne Tesfaye, Lourissa Setu, Arelle Hug

Location - Aramoana on the beach

Lighting Assistant - Michael Williams

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