Growing up on the Big Island of Hawaii, I fell in love with the ocean at an early age. I learned to swim as a toddler in the tide pools of the Kona coast. At age seven I learned to boogie board, which later led to surfing. My passion for photography began at around 11 when I started taking photographs of my brother and our friends at our local surf break. Upon graduation from high school, my parents gave me an underwater camera in support of my interest. My photographic scope has expanded to include native flora and fauna of the islands as well as landscapes from Mauka to Makai. Yet my first love still remains the ocean and its myriad of beautiful manifestations.
Photography allows me to capture moments in time that either can’t be described with words or that occur so fast that they have come and gone within the blink of an eye, or the click of a shutter. Being able to freeze a moment and share it with others is a surreal concept and the ultimate goal with my work.