About Tahiti

Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia; an overseas collectivity of the French Republic, sometimes referred to as an overseas country. The island is located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, and is divided into two parts: The bigger, northwestern part Tahiti Nui and the smaller, southeastern part Tahiti Iti. The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs. The population is 183,645 inhabitants (2012 census), making it the most populous island of French Polynesia and accounting for 68.5% of its total population. Tahiti was formerly known as Otaheite.

Tahiti is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia.

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Guest Photographer feature:
“Discover Tahiti through Gregory Panayotou's Eyes.”


Gregory PanayotouGregory Panayotou was born from parents involved in the computer industry and - for that reason - he started using computers before even uttering a word, with 3D studio, Autodesk Animator Pro, Fractint and many others. After his degree in tourism (during which he even planned where he would have moved), he applied to the famous 3D Computer Graphist School Sup Info Com (the school is often awarded at the Imagina 3D film festival of Monaco), where he did the third year, learning all the 3D processes. Back home, he met Stéphane Giner, with whom he founded a web/advert agency ,"PIXEL VISION", with a third guy. Even though they had a lot of work, money wasn't flowing at the same rate and - for that reason - they split. Gregory went back to the 3D industry, working for a videogames company (Runn Software // Carapace Game development) as a 3D computer Graphist, on titles such as Roland Garros 2000 and Roland Garros 2001. Thereafter, he worked for i3M Aerospace Multimedia as a 3D production manager and, with his team, he was responsible for subcontracted simulations for Airbus (A380 mainly), the French military defense, and some missile manufacturer . Meanwhile waiting to relocate to Singapor, his wife was transferred to Tahiti and Gregory decided to quit everything to move there too. Today, he's responsible for the websites of Hersant Media Polynesie and New Caledonia and, when off, he spends his time wandering around Polynesia and new Caledonia to shot bubbles.

» More about Gregory can be found at: www.direct2brain.net

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