Thursday, March 24, 2016

kauai and oahu

Without knowing a lot about the major Hawaiian islands, it's easy to see the contrast between Kauai and Oahu. One is quiet, lush, introverted. The other is bustling, paved, and puts itself out there.

Small communities of natives lived in the valleys on the west coast of Kauai for a long time, farming taro and making the long journey to more populated parts of the island to trade.

Honolulu, looking west from Ala Wai canal.

Dozens of people have died at this beach.

The proving grounds. Pipeline.

Monday, March 21, 2016


People always tell me I look taller when I get back from being away for a while. I don't think I'm growing anymore, my pants still fit. I think our memories of people skew, distort, and blur over time. One thing portraits do is preserve the way a person looks and feels in a given moment. Due to a camera malfunction, some of these portraits are skewed, distorted, and blurred, but maybe they are a more accurate representation of how we remember the people we haven't seen in a while. Some memories are sharp, others more foggy. What do you remember?