Another school year starts and so does Halau Nalu, and the kids were all awesome.   Especially this blondie, and yes I am allowed to say that because he is only 3, and he rips and he is my boy.  I love doing surf photography for Halau Nalu, the kids are so energetic, talented and fun to shoot.


Sorry I have been away so long, it has been a little busier than I planned the last few weeks.  I had a great time on my trip to the east coast but I love coming home to Hawaii.    I will be posting some of the photo sessions I shot in New York City, and Delaware in a week or so.  It was also fun to work for high end fashion and beauty photographer Jon Moe while in the city.  Anytime I am working with Jon or hanging out in his studio in lower Manhattan, I feel like a sponge absorbing anything and everything.

Before I left I shot this couple at Ka Ike beach on the north shore of Oahu.  I think it would be fun to incorporate fashion photography in the ocean.


I am loving the new Canon 5D Mark II camera.  When I combine it with Canons L lenses, I really love the results.  I didnt realize how much I would use the HD video, but it has been fun to incorporate the video into the last two weddings I shot.  I will be posting those soon. Here is a test video and a few shots from pipe, located on the north shore of Oahu.




Nothing is as fun as finding a way to give back to one’s community.  I am very lucky to have found such a good organization like Halau Nalu that lets me combine my two loves photography and surfing.  Halau Nalu is a Laie based keiki surf club that is headed by Isaiah and Rebecca Walker with a lot of support and involvement from all of the kids parents.  I was so excited when they offered to bring me to Hilo to document their annual  surf contest at Honoli’i.  It was a lot of fun hanging out with the kids, they are such a talented group.  The book below is one that I just published with blurb, of the trip to Honoli’i.  Family and friends of the kids can click on the picture below and it will take you were you can buy a copy.  I have also compiled a slide show that will be shown at the Halau Nalu party.  On the slide show there are photos that I have taken throughout the year, ending with Honolii.   Click here for the slideshow: http://www.photodex.com/sharing/viewalbum.html?bm=175725 .  Click on the collage below to see the first 15 pages of the book!


No, my birthday wasn’t recent, it was in September, but I just got my present.  A new surfboard.  It took about 2 months from the time I ordered the blank to have it shaped and glassed.  I am not one to ride just either short boards or longboards, I love to ride all kinds of boards.  I knew exactly what I wanted shaped, so I asked local shaper, Chuck Andrus, to carve out the blank and had Ed Surfoss glass it.  I had Chuck put a step in the tail and deck, spoon out the nose and keep just a little “rocker.” I was trying to re-create a board circa 1969. The picture below is of Ed glassing the bottom of the board with a brick red tint.  It took me awhile, but I found the fabric in-lay at Kaimuki Dry Good’s in town for the deck patch, and had Ed outline everything with white pinlines.  I took this board out last week and loved it.  Thanks Patria.

Stay tuned for pictures from my trip to the Big Island with Halau Nalu.