Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On Loan: Portraits by Brooks Institute Students and Alumni

If you're in the Santa Barbara area, be sure to check out the student and alumni portrait exhibit co-curated by the talented Jesse Groves and Lisa Volpe of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. ' The images in this exhibit show a broad range of portraiture from the candid to the yearbook which all emphasize the relationship between photographer, subject, and viewer.'

My burlesque image above will be shown in the gallery.

The Artists Reception is on June 2nd from 5:00pm - 8:00pm at Gallery 27 - 27 E. Cota St. Santa Barbara, CA.

The Exhibit will be up from June 2nd – July 29th, 2011.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Saving Kanaloa | Hana Hou! Magazine

Last year I went to the Big Island to photograph a rare Blainville's Beaked Whale that was found stranded in the waters off Kihei, Maui and brought to the Hawaii Cetacean Rehabilitation Center in Hilo. I watched as doctors, volunteers, and cultural practitioners took care of the whale, feeding him squid smoothies, doing physical therapy, performing traditional Hawaiian medicine, blood draws and ultrasounds. It was truly amazing to get so close to such a unique creature, read about my personal experience in a previous post here: Reminiscence : Kā Maui. Check out the June/ July Issue of Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine to see the photos and read the first hand account of saving a whale.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Endangered Land Snails | Hana Hou! Magazine

I trekked into the Waianae mountains with veteran biologist Michael Hadley, entomologist Cynthia King, and writer Janice Crowl to search for rare endemic tree snails in the Honoulili Forest Reserve in Oahu. The Achatinella Mustelina Snails are tiny, the size of your fingernail, and live on the underside of the leaves of 'O'hia trees, where they feed on mold. The snails live long lives of up to 20 years and spend their entire existence on one tree in this remote area in the Waianae Range. Hadfield has been breeding the snails for years at UH, trying to repopulate the wild. It was an amazing experience to hike into the misty muddy mountains closed to the public and search for these intriguing little creatures. Check out the April/ May issue of Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine to read the full article.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Surreal Sunrise

AMAZING sunrise seen atop Haleakala, more to come...

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Slow Friday | Hana Hou! Magazine

Matt and I photographed 'Slow Friday', a monthly food, music, and drinks event in downtown Honolulu for the April/ May issue of Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine.