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“I was meant to be in the ocean, creating art…”
I was born in Hawaii and uprooted at a young age. I have grown to reflect upon my life visually through images from photographs. I quickly discovered my passion for capturing the beauty of the world through my camera. My photography is my art.
I’ve had the opportunity of traveling throughout the world – overflowing with deep meditation. In my travels, I would spiritually envelops all of my senses to encapsulate the landscapes, cultures, tastes, smells, and people. In 2007-2008, I was fortunate enough to live in South East Asia to focus on photography full-time. During this time, I focused on my own unique style as a photographer and artist. I was invariably moved by the people and energy of the land I visited.
2012 was a good year for me, I was featured on CNN, The Daily Mail, The People, I’Espresso, LA Times Photography, SurferLiving, a few magazines and many popular photography websites such as The Inertia, F-Stoppers, Amazing Pics, The Colossal, Hypness, and much more listed here.. After 6 years of hard work, people are starting to notice and I am really excited about the future. Ashton Kutcher even mentioned my work on his Facebook and Twitter page, for which I am grateful as it exposed my work to a huge new audience. In 2013 and beyond, I am dedicated to improving my technique, taking as many photos as I can and always striving for an original approach.
My work has also been published on the front covers of Kauai, Maui, Lanai, Hawaii and Molokai Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages 4 years in a row with millions of front cover exposure. Many pieces of my art in various venues, restaurants and galleries in the state of Hawaii. Recently The Hawaii Visitor and Convention Bureau posted one of my photos on their FaceBook Fan Page (with over 1 million fans) which I’m very grateful for.
I am constantly driven to get that better shot. It isn’t just about taking pictures for me anymore, it is being creative and trying to capture the beauty in nature in an artistic way.
“Photography is my music, my poetry, my art.”
A few months ago, I was honored by having my video played at the TEDx Honolulu event Oct 13, 2012 as their finale closing video, the video is a time lapse video of Hawaii that took over 13,000 shots to complete. I’ve inserted the video below, took me 3 weeks to create it.