An 808 way of life


Hawaii allows you to set a path, find one or follow one. Get busy moving because small moments make life.

Hawaii can be experienced without crowds of people, and for most of us who find our way back again and again it’s what we thrive to do … avoid crowds. Discovering a new beach or a spot where throngs of people haven’t landed is one of the best things about the experience. In my early visits to Hawaii, my photographs were sprinkled with people. As I moved off the beaten path and found new trails, my photos opened up and I learned the meaning of “keeping the country – country.”  Lately I’ve been asked, “where are the people?” My responses vary – but the norm is, “what, don’t you see them hiding in the brush?” Look close – find your own path.

Surf808 finds the hidden surf and roads less traveled

forest and treesSummer is still sizzling in the middle of the Pacific. Fact is, the temperature stays fairly constant most of the year. Yet another reason to live aloha. The paths leading away from tourists are not hard to find – you just have to look or Google the trails marked “steep or dangerous.” Actually, trails on all islands except O’ahu are typically void of tourists. Most people would rather be at a beach or resort (might be one in the same). When you Surf808, you’ll find the roads less traveled and vantage points from which you can capture people-free images. Aloha!


Clear view of Moloka’i


New Year. New energy – new images.

With a three month break behind me, I’m ready to re-enter the blogsphere.

Looking at Moloka'i at sunset

Old Hawai’i: Kalaupapa and it looks like Father Damien to the left.

The Pacific is bluer off the coast of Moloka’i.

A Moloka’i moment just to remind all of us that life isn’t “all about work.”

Monday’s are just about the right day of the week to think ahead. Yep, just thinking. Just sayin’. Word.

When I dream, this is my backyard. There is a hammock, a cold drink in hand, and my wife napping beside me. Aloha.

Banana-nana, Jojo my man protecting his snack. And my ring.

Sunny delight and a bit of summer on a cloudy day.

Red dirt truck. Dead deer optional equipment.

Along the roadway (dirt road) we stopped to check on a stranded motorist. It was missing a few parts and in the bed of the truck was a dead deer – covered in maggots. The smell, was, lovely. My wife wouldn’t get out to view the mess. I on the other hand got up close … and this is the only image to survive the shoot.

Black and white and sunny all over.

What did you hear?

What are they saying?

It’s warm somewhere. Isn’t it?

Old school view, new view for me.

Blessings from Moloka’i.

Moloka’i moonscape.

Jojo is still on vacation.

Splashy splash splash.

A path of freedom, a path to sites unseen. When it’s red in color it’s easy to follow.

Big orange lava crush. Yes, those are really orange.

Red, red, red. Wash your clothes, wash your clothes, wash your clothes.