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Waiting at the Cliff House

July 21, 2014

Sometimes, the shot before the “real” shot is the image I like best.

Art Director/Designer John Giordani.

Art Director/Designer John Giordani.

What Year Would You Live In?

July 9, 2014

Question #3 :  If you could live in any other year, past or future, when would you choose to live?

1970's because of Led Zeppelin.

1970′s because of Led Zeppelin.

18th century Scotland, in a castle.

18th century Scotland, in a castle.

1950's for simpler times and good fashion.

1950′s for simpler times and good fashion.

1700's Maui before land was taken from native Hawaiians.

1700′s Maui before land was taken from native Hawaiians.

One Drink and One Food Item, the Rest of Your Life.

July 8, 2014

Question 2 in this little series… If you could only have one drink and one food item for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Guava juice with ginger ale and brownies.

Guava juice with ginger ale and brownies.

Gingerberry kombucha and a baguette.

Gingerberry kombucha and a baguette.

Guinness stout and pizza margherita.

Guinness stout and pizza margherita.

Carrot juice and a green salad.

Carrot juice and a green salad.

Werewolf, Vampire or Frankenstein?

June 24, 2014

For 10 years I’ve been asking a question on my voicemail. It all started with, “Please leave a message as well as: what do you prefer, paper or plastic?”  After a month I’d change it … “would you rather have the ability to fly or be invisible?”  In addition to getting answers and sometimes lengthy explanations from friends and family, strangers would tell me things – that’s what got me hooked. A doctor calling with test results, “…your test came back benign and my favorite cereal when I was a kid was Fruit Loops.”  I haven’t recorded any of the answers for a decade!  So I’m turning it into a little portrait project, starting last week. With camera in hand I’ll be asking random people a question and posting their answer and portrait. The question this week was, “Which would you rather be: a werewolf, a vampire or Frankenstein?”  My conclusion after completing my “monster” research, and yes the term “monster” is up for discussion is:  the werewolf people like to be wild and like that it’s predictable when it will happen, vampires are attracted to being sexy, fashionable and as one woman said, “They’re really smart”, and Frankensteins like the idea of always being in their state of uniqueness. They have time to assimilate into the mainstream perhaps. Hmmm… stuff to think about if you can’t sleep tonight.

Werewolf

Werewolf

Vampire

Vampire

Vampire

Vampire

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Last Bite

June 18, 2014

It was such a tasty home brunch – but I couldn’t eat one more bite.  This currant tomato goes to the chickens.

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Car Wash Road Burn

June 11, 2014

I’ve got to shake it up. I’m just not in the mood to write a tidy paragraph describing some images I’ve created. So here: car,wash, road, burn, smoke, cane, dumpster.

Carwash_sue road_burn

 

Deer in the Hood

June 4, 2014

Originally a gift to King Kamehameha V from Hong Kong in the 1860′s, axis deer have multiplied at a fast rate on the Hawaiian islands without any natural predator to control the population. On Maui, the deer can be seen not only in the forests and meadows but also on the golf courses, pineapple fields, vineyards, eating the local farmers crops and even in hotel lobbies.  Kanalu Sproat has been hired by the Maui Axis Deer Program to coordinate new ways of managing the deer population through tracking and learning more about their habits, as well as being the liaison between local farmers, ranchers, hunters and residents who are having problems with the invading deer and policy makers. The deer are beautiful and elegant creatures, however, the balance or imbalance of an ecosystem is much more apparent when one lives on a small island. My solution would be to offer some family planning classes for those deer!  Okay, so I don’t live in a cartoon world. These guys I photographed for the story Hana Hou Magazine is publishing on the deer  were smart, informed, compassionate people who want to take care of the population explosion in the best way possible for all.

Kanalu Sproat standing by a new deer fence on the Ulupalakua Ranch.

Kanalu Sproat standing by a new deer fence on the Ulupalakua Ranch.

James A. Gomes

James A. Gomes

James A. Gomes

James A. Gomes

Bruce R. Faulkner

Bruce R. Faulkner

Bruce R. Faulkner

Bruce R. Faulkner

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