keahi, kahanu, & kala’iku
it was a pleasure to photograph logan and sara, who came all the way from colorado to get married in hawai’i! the first afternoon when we met, we took a few photos at the temple and hit the beach for a gorgeous sunset … and to our luck early the next morning, we jumped into some of the clearest i’ve ever seen at this sandy beach off the kona coast. talk about meant to be.
Here’s a massive collection of photos from the month of May. Such an amazing month! Below are some photos featuring adventurer Alison Teal, RareForm ambassador Donica Shouse, Ina’s Boobie Shack hats, and professional athlete Jenny Kalmbach.
All of these were taken on a GoPro Hero3 (+ basic colour correction). You can check out my write-up about what settings I use on the GoPro + more photos, here: ttp://blog.vivantvie.com/2013/03/21/review-goprohero3/
Have you ever opened your eyes, diving under a wave in the sea? It is such an ethereal experience – physically and visually. Floating, swimming, and dancing beneath the clouds of breaking waves in the sea is such a freeing and “present” experience. Yet I have found it is a realm foreign and mysterious to most, even those fortunate enough to live near the sea.
Late last year, I was commissioned to photograph forte_forte’s 10th anniversary collection “beneath the clouds” of the sea and portray this concept with their Summer’13 capsule collection, designed by Giada Forte. Here are some of the final results:
kahanu, keahi, and kala’iku, playing in the warmth of the waning sun.
I love people who love the ocean! (and who are comfortable in the water!) Cindy is one of these people – laid back, glowing, and willing to try anything – and I was happy to spend the morning on the Kona Coast and take some portrait and underwater photos of her. :)
Here’s a few photos, taken on a GoPro Hero2 with Alison’s Adventures. Check out photos taken on a GoPro Hero3 here: http://blog.vivantvie.com/2013/03/02/review-goprohero3/
Welcome to Yanuca Island! Home to a quaint strip of shell-ridden beach line, lofty palm trees, and crystal clear water. Alison and I spent about two weeks soaking in some sun, exploring the island, meeting the villagers of the other side, filming a short piece on a day in the life of one of the firewalkers, and of course, surfing a sweet left-hander on the outskirts of the lagoon.
Amazing to see this place in its different facets over two weeks – dead flat, softly shoulder-high, peaky and blown out, an offshore 8ft at 16 seconds, glassy and perfect 8-10ft stand-up barrels, and maxing out at 15ft+. Any of those days could have given you a thrashing one way or another, whether the reef wanted to greet you, the sea lice wanted a taste test, or the waves wanted to put you through a heavy loaded wash cycle. Regardless, it wasn’t too difficult to score, though maybe it seemed that way because 90% of the crowd was pro’s.
Below is a mix of water shots and a few from the boat, before, during, and after the comp days. There was SO much coverage of this event, I figure it would be more interesting to show a few highlights and sense of place, than dive into the department of redundancy.
The reef is SO alive! The second day out here, Alison took a wipeout on the reef nearing lowtide and got a lovely staph infection in her feet. Unhappily taking antibiotics, it kept her off her board for a few days … but it couldn’t keep her out of the water for long.
Photos below were taken before, during, and after the comp at Restaurants and nearby breaks.
I wasn’t even supposed to be staying in Hawai’i this month, and I still can’t believe how this time last year, I was in Singapore and Bali, shooting photos and working on a short documentary. That experience gave me the travel bug and kick-started off into a great 2011, and this first month of 2012 is definitely going to be leading into some exciting times ahead.
A week on Oahu … spent eating delicious poke bowls, sleeping on multiple floors, avocado toast, bbq’s, polo, meeting new people, trespassing in a sunflower field, encounters with Wahaiwa’s finest on THEBUS, hiking Koko Head barefoot, eating Costco samples for dinner, 2 hours in traffic from town for 30 minutes of north shore sunset, hot tub hopping in Waikiki, and being a tourist at the new Aulani resort. Of course, none of those activities were photographed but the less-exciting ‘meantime’s were:
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