While on a typical street photography adventure, I hear "Oh! You're a photographer!" and that's how I met Ty. I wasn't looking to shoot portrait, but when someone as interesting as Ty comes along and is more than willing to be on camera, you just shoot. He recommended that I go talk to his friend to shoot club events and also gave me a personal rave demonstration "What's your favorite EDM song? What about Britney? You like Britney?" I'm not sure if he heard me say that I can't do the motion blur shots he wanted being that you know, it's day time, but he had fun taking off his shirt and whipping his hands in front of his face anyway. I got this nice shot as a result. And I learned a few things — like I don't really know any EDM songs at all. In the end, I said I had to continue taking shots because I was losing light, and extracted myself from his friendly, frenetic conversation by walking away. Though that didn't stop him from continuing to shout out recommendations on what's best to cut with ecstasy. It was pretty hilarious, especially as several groups of tourists passed by us. I saw him later chatting up a tourist lady in a wheelchair — already with his shirt off again. I think she was amused.
Standing in Motion
Donut Look Back
Waikiki has a lot of festivals and block parties. A lot. Maybe it's not great for the folks who live there, but it's great for street photographers. It's a prime hunting ground for the perfect shot — or good enough shots at least. This one is somewhat busy, which is why I chose black in white, but the girl in the donut really draws the focus. If it weren't for her, I wouldn't have bothered taking it. Luckily, it worked out, especially with the guy looking back. He said he turned away because he thought I was only taking a photo of the little girl another reason why I enjoy a wide lens. In this case, 16 mm.
Spam Jam 2017
Making Green Look Easy
Honolulu Festival Fashion
Is that a John Cena doll on your back or am I high?
Gung Hee Fat Choy
Happy year of the rooster! My favorite part of this shot is the shop girl's red apron and the twinkling lights on the tree and the ceiling. Very Miyazaki-esque scene.