Colour of Love for Valentine’s Day

Thursday February 14, 2019 Written by Published in Local

For the first time, local artist Tokerau Jim has created a special Happy Valentine’s “Red - Colour of Love” music video to commemorate this day of loving and giving.

The recording illustrates the island’s vibrant flamboyant trees blooming magnificently in red, from a bird’s eye view.

He teams up with musician Tuaine Papatua who compliments the footage with the soothing soundtrack of What a Wonderful World.

Red is the colour of love, all over the island people will be celebrating love, the greatest expression of love is god sacrificing himself, Tokerau Jim says.

The footage reveals the distinctive red flamboyant trees on Rarotonga, that he shares with the public for everyone to enjoy, appreciate and delight in.

Starting out in photography, he would shoot photographs using the auto setting.

A few years ago, he attended Melanie Cooper’s photography course facilitated by CITTI, “she changed a lot for me,” he says.

Self -taught, Jim continued taking photographs and is always looking for an angle that hasn’t been captured before. “I’m always looking, looking for the point of difference, looking for different angles …”

Now confidently clicking away on his camera using and adjusting the manual settings (no longer on auto), he is always working out what the best settings are, “understand the camera, understand your settings,” he says.

Two years ago he began experimenting with drones, after unfortunate mishaps he took a break from the air-borne machines.

Not one to give in, with perseverance, he mastered the art of navigating the drone while at the same time his mind “is constantly rolling” about which images to record.

The  Red - Colour of Love film clip is now available for viewing, visit Tokerau Jim Images facebook page and share for family and friends to be part of the beautiful scenery.

The Tokerau Jim store also has shining hearts designed from pearl shells for a gift with a difference for Valentine’s day.

Valentine’s Day, also called St Valentine’s Day, is observed worldwide on February 14, when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts.

The origins are from the Roman festival of Lupercalia, at the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius 1 replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day; it came to be celebrated as a day of romance from about the 14th century.

Valentine's Day is recognised as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world,

In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other.

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