I love photographing Koru. In many lights they look like some alien creature hatching out and the way the light bounces off the shiny hairs fascinates me. The Koru shape is so integral in so much of Kiwi design once you know of it you’ll see it everywhere.. even in the Photearoa Logo!
The koru is the symbolic Māori spiral shape which is based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond. It symbolises new life, beginnings growth, strength and peace and is One of the most iconic and important Māori symbols.