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My subjects have a powerful and intimate relationship with Hawaii. They reach deeply into their inner selves, to release hidden emotions as well as connection with the natural world.

In recording multiple layers of personality, I've discovered portraiture that seems to create a dialogue with the soul.

I see now what I
saw back when, in
editing the photographs
of my younger self.

I seek the spirit of the dancers more than a literal recording and the shape of a movement rather than its stopping point.

Capturing nature's grandeur became too distancing. I started photographing inches away. The closer I looked, the better I connected.

I had intended to photograph the body in motion, interpreting the connection between humanity and nature. But what appeared were mythical beings.

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