Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rubbah Slippah | Hana Hou! Magazine

I photographed a story about the culture of slippahs here in Hawaii for Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine. It was such a fun assignment to shoot, seeing behind the scenes of the Island Slipper Factory, meeting body surfers, lifeguards, brides-to-be and learning about traditional Japanese geta.

"The slippah epitomizes some of the fundamental values of Hawai‘i’s multicultural history, things like practicality, thriftiness, humility and the unqualified acceptance of each other’s toes. "


slippahs at sea

fitting the flipflops at the factory

Kai Santos, professional body surfer, with his daughter's slipper he used as a handboard to win first place in last year's Da Hui Waimea Bay Shorebreak Slam

slippahs on the front porch

traditional geta in the tea garden

Olu Kai slippers are the uniform of lifeguards at Ala Moana beach park

groomsmen in sandals
flower girls in slippers

relaxing off Waikiki

Kai Santos body surfing with a slipper at Sandy's Beach

sanding the sides of the sandals

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