The quote above is an ancient proverb meaning if you care for the ocean, the ocean will care for you. If you care for the land, the land will care for you.
It is with these words in mind, that I strive to live by. In Hawaiʻi, the land is alive. It breathes and feels just as we do. By taking care, it will take care of us. The beauty of its landscapes are a true makana or gift to us. My goal is to capture those gifts and share them with you.
To share a true Vision of Aloha.
Born in Honolulu, in the Kona district of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, I moved to New York City at the age of four, and lived 9 months each year in New York and 3 months in Hawaiʻi. When I graduated high school, I returned to my home in Hawaiʻi to rediscover and truly understand my birthplace. To know the land, the settings, get in touch with a part of myself that was lost. I always loved taking photos, but I bought my first DSLR in July of 2015 and really got immersed in chasing the light near and far.