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Ravanui Lucas, former Miss Tahiti, had the project in mind for a long time: regrouping her beautiful friends (some of the finest Polynesian women) to recreate some classic images inspired by the Vahines from the 60's.   With the help of friend and artistic director Heiarii Robson, Ravanui designed and organised each scene's stylism and accessories.  Nelson Labbey brought them to life. Make-up artist Orama Noble and Tehina Mou transformed the Polynesian beauties into real "60's stars" and hair stylists Maryse Utia and Cowan Brodien did an amazing job of re-creating some of the most classic 60's hair creations.

We hope the result will inspire you as much as it inspired us.

BIKINI Swimsuit issue 2014

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BIKINI Magazine 2014, Surf Session's Swimsuit Issue is out ! Gorgeous models on a very special Tahiti location .... Sexy swimsuits, great body shapes and a lot of fun...Model Alaia,Faimano and F-One rider Aude as guest, and Charlotte for a very special night session under the rain ...

Thanks to Kainalu XT for his help and Marc-Antoine Bouveant for the great videos.

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The Islands of Tahiti

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Small sample of stock Images for Tahiti Tourism's annual brochure.

With the help of Alberto Vivian, Casting/Stylism, Orama Noble, Make Up, and local talent Vaimiti, Tamahere Moana and Tamatea .

Special thanks to St Regis Resort Bora Bora for hosting the crew ...and to Tahiti Tourism for trusting us.


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Experience the beauty around and whitin you in the new Varua polynesian spa, the latest spa from DEEP NATURE.  Nestled in the heart of Tetiaroa's spectacular motu, the spa will open in July within the new Brando luxury resort.


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The New TRIBORD collection is out.  Check it online at   DECATHLON's water brand trusted the Tim Mckenna team to shoot the great new range of swimsuits. With the help of Liquid Festival's soul Stephan Lambert  we trained three of Tahiti's fittest girls of the moment ,  Mihilani Teixera , Alaia Nazaire and Amely Isquirdo in the turquoise waters of French Polynesia.   As always we kept in mind TRIBORD's motto "Back to water"  for a fresh,  wet look in action !   Water sport at its best !



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Back to water with TRIBORD for this Nahia swimsuit photoshoot. A special training day for the gorgeous fitness instructor Mihilani Teixera. Turquoise waters and golden, hot summer rain. Under the tuition of Stephane Lambert KainaluXT,  the TMK team toured Bora Bora for the best training sessions for stand up paddle, mono palm swimming, paddle board, outrigger sailing and vaaa polynesian outrigger.   Mihilani did it all with a smile :) enjoy

Tahiti & Moorea from Above

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Visit the islands of Tahiti and Moorea overland and from above with Avis Rent A Car.  Aerial Images taken from a drone with Tahiti Fly Shoot - great team for unique images of Moorea pineapple fields, Happiti, Temae to The Botanical Gardens of Tahiti through Papenoo and the Taravao plateau.  Check out the unique and beautiful locations of Tahiti's and Moorea from a bird's eye view.

Hinano Calendar 2013

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The Hinano Calendar 2013 is out, but it was hard to choose between all the great images of this two-day shoot, thanks to our model and great crew !  We felt we wanted to share with you some more of Tim's beautiful imagery. This is fashion in French Polynesia at its best, with the most beautiful vahines of the moment.  Enjoy and share.

Casting & Stylism : Alberto V.
Make-up : Orama Noble
Hair : Mareva David
Conception & Realisation : Exotic Gardens
Models : Hinaranii Delongeaux, Vaea Terorohauepa, Oceane Duchemin, Purea Morgan Poulain, Taina Jubily.
Making Of : Marc Antoine Bouvant
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Inspirational and inspired, Tahitian surfer and model Hanalei Reponty has it all.  Currently at university in Sydney,  she juggles her studies with her rising modeling career.  New face at Elite Management Sydney, her striking looks make her a face you can't forget.  But more than that it is her intelligence that impresses.  She has definitely caught the eye of the "fashionista", impressed by the influence on her of her two worlds:  her Polynesian background and that of the fashion icons of her generation.  She doesn't follow the trend,  she creates it.... so quick! become a follower by taking a peek on Hana'blog ...


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A few years ago, the TMK team was mesmerized by the beauty of one of the dancers in the Tahitian dance group EI TAHITI.  She had the grace of Audrey Hepburn and also exotic charm for which Polynesian women are renowned, with her long shining hair and voluptuous lips.  Her name was Rauata Temauri.  In addition, Rauata proved to be a talented model to work with -  smart and down to earth, a real natural.  After graduating in Communication Studies, she became a teacher but continued to do a few modeling jobs for us :  the Hinano campaign and catalogue, OPT, Enchanted Isles, GIE Tahiti Tourism, Surfeuses swimsuit issue, etc.   At 22 years old, she unsurprisingly won the title of Miss Tahiti 2011.  The TMK team now  supports her to become Miss France 2012 at a ceremony on 3rd December in Brest, France,  broadcast by TF1….  We're all behind you, Rauata !