9 am – 10 am: Franco Salmoiraghi
Lecture by photographer Franco Salmoiraghi.
“I am a photographer, enchanted since childhood with seeing and anticipating moments of magical illumination. Many of my adolescent memories were formed when beginning to photograph at age ten, and later, roaming through this world with my muses, Leica, Rolleiflex and Diana, loaded with film.
Hawai’i became my home in 1968, when I accepted an appointment teaching photography in the Department of Art & Architecture, Universityof Hawai’i Mānoa, after receiving my MFA degree from Ohio University.
In 1972 I decided to become a working photographer again and launched my freelance photography business. Since then, I have supported myself by photographing and creating stories for magazines, books, and other printed matter, as well as documentary projects, exhibitions and print sales.
Assignment work has given me extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Of course it is true that sometimes, after traveling to a destination, nothing happened –– encountering moments when I might have preferred to stay home. As a result, photographs of nothing fascinate me. And yet, I am thankful for all of those addictive experiences and the opportunity of simply being there to observe.
Projects and assignments have contributed to my lifelong obsession with photography. And now, as I engage my later years, there are memories and an archive of photographs to be rearranged and reimagined.”
left, Angel of Choice, right, Dream Search for the Seat of the Soul © Franco Salmoiraghi
Franco Salmoiraghi is one of the most widely exhibited and published photographers in Hawai‘i. As an editorial photographer his photographs have appear in numerous books and magazines and, as an artist, his work has been exhibited at major museums and galleries, including the Honolulu Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum, and HISAM. He is known for documenting the political, social, and cultural change in Hawai‘i for nearly 50 years, such as closing of sugar mills, the changing urban and natural environment, and the reclamation of the bombed island of Kaho‘olawe. www.francosalmoiraghi.com
1 pm: Zak Noyle
Atmosphere © Zak Noyle
A staff photographer for Surfer Magazine, Zak Noyle has been sent on assignment at the last minute to cover the swell in Indonesia and is unable to attend f808 in person. Ric Noyle, Zak’s father, presents Zak’s recent work and a video on Zak created by Red Bull.
From Red Bull: “Zak Noyle isn’t your typical extreme sports athlete. Considered one of the best surf photographers in the world, Zak lives his life on the edge. Take a dive into this week’s Momentum, and see how Zak continues to amaze those around him with his ability to capture the perfect shot.” He is an outdoor photographer with a truly unique perspective on surf and sea. Based on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu, Zak spends countless hours in the water, creating dramatic imagery and artful interpretations of the world’s most magnificent ocean environment.
Surf Photographer Zak Noyle is an island boy with a lifelong love of the sea. His father, seasoned commercial photographer Ric Noyle, introduced Zak to a camera at an early age and by the time he was a freshman at Punahou School, Zak was already a published photographer in ESPN, Sports Illustrated,Transworld Surf and many more. In 2010, at age 25, Zak left Transworld Surf, and was made senior staff photographer of the nationally distributed Surfer Magazine where he continues his professional career today. His contract work opportunities have taken him half way across the world and back, and have made it possible to photograph some of the most sought after locations in the world; from Tahiti, Indonesia, The Philippines, Western Australia, Puerto Rico and back home to Hawaii. Zak Noyle’s surf images can be seen in many high profile magazines such as National Geographic, London Times, ESPN and Surfer Magazine; he has been featured advertising campaigns with clients such as Chanel, Stussy, RVCA, Billabong; in online campaigns with Mastercard and Desillusion Magazine; and his images have won numerous awards over the years, including being voted “Best Photo of the Year” by Surfer Magazine in 2011.
Not only do his images appear in stories, advertisements and online videos; Zak proudly shares the results of his passion with fine art collectors through his limited edition prints. This site is a collection of unique ocean images capturing the essence of each wave from around the world.
Surf photography requires a certain level of careful planning, hard work and a bit of sheer luck. When asked, Zak says “it’s all about being in the right place at the right time,” a sort of formula for finding the best waves of the day. He follows the wind and tide patterns throughout the week, notes changes in weather patterns or inconsistencies and any tips from fellow surfers are always welcome. For Zak, being in the water with his camera when the next big swell rolls through is a lifestyle; its an art, and its a passion. www.zaknoyle.com