Mike Adrian is based on Maui and works with clients to capture their best moments on the wedding day. His work has been featured in national wedding publications, and he has worked and taught alongside some of the industry’s most talented wedding photographers. He is a faculty member of Pacific New Media. www.mikeadrianweddings.com>
PF Bentley is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker who has covered domestic and international politics and is known for earning unprecedented access to presidential candidates, heads of state, and Capitol Hill. He is a former Time magazine photographer and winner of five first place Picture of the Year awards. He has produced programming for ABC-TV Nightline, shot for The Travel Channel and helped create Reason.TV. PF taught Visual Journalism at Brooks Institute. In 2014, he was chief photographer for Honolulu Civil Beat and now works for such clients as Hawaii Business Magazine and Hana Hou. www.pfpix.photoshelter.com
Alison Beste is an artist and educator based in Honolulu, HI. She received her MFA from Lesley University College of Art and Design (formerly known as Art Institute of Boston) and her BA in Art from the College of William and Mary. For the past nine years, she has taught photography and design classes at Assets School in Honolulu, and she is a faculty member at Pacific New Media at University of Hawaii. Her photographs will be featured in the Artists of Hawaii exhibition at the Honolulu Museum of Art in July. Her work explores the boundaries between the built and natural world within the landscape of Hawaii. www.alisonbeste.com
Brian Bielmann is an internationally renowned photographer who has traveled extensively with many of the world’s best surfers like Andy Irons, Bruce Irons and Kelly Slater. With his images gracing more than 150 magazine covers, the pages of 30 books and appearing in iconic magazines like Rolling Stone, Men’s Journal, National Geographic and Sports Illustrated, he is considered one of the most prolific and inspiring surf photographers of the modern era. He captures the entire surf lifestyle and continues to push the boundaries of photography. In 2008, Brian was named TransWorld Business Most Published Photographer. www.brianbielmann.com
Cheyne Gallarde is a self-taught photographer who was born and raised in Hawai‘i. He has an affinity for the midcentury, and an insatiable curiosity. He combines his theatre and graphic design experience to craft unique photos, using very simple equipment to bring sophisticated ideas to life. Cheyne’s thought-provoking exhibit “Wat School You Wen Go?” just finished its run at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Spalding House Museum. He is currently finishing up his second book and preparing for his third crowdfunded publication. www.firebirdphoto.com
Hugh E. Gentry is an award winning cinematographer and photojournalist based in Hawaii. He is a photographer for Reuters and World Picture Network. His photography has appeared in international newspapers and magazines such as USA Today, London Guardian, Sports Illustrated, Golf Digest, Maxim Hong Kong, NFL Weekly, Health IT, and many others. His Corporate and editorial clients include Outrigger Hotels, Unite Here!, Germaines Luau, Kiewit Construction, Medicorps, and Communications Pacific to name a few. As a cinematographer his client lists includes National Geographic, Discovery, The History Chanel, MTV, NBC, ABC, and CBS.
Michael Gilbert managed a successful portrait business in Toronto and has a wealth of experience in making insightful formal and environmental portraits. His studios in Maui and Paris focus on commissioned portraits. He has been a featured lecturer at Imaging USA, WPPI, Photo Plus, Photokina. His clients include Mercedes Benz, Hallmark, Four Seasons, and Disney; and his corporate sponsors include Canon, Breathing Color, Niks Software, and Tamron. Currently his work is on display at the Napua Gallery, Waldorf Astoria Collection in Maui Hawaii.
Ed Greevy is an independent photographer in Hawai’i. Greevy began his documentation of land rights movement in 1971 with Save Our Surf because the various State and private interests plans to destroy surf/reef sites made no sense to him. This led to participation in other land rights struggles throughout the island of Oahu. In 1993 he documented the gathering of 11,000 Hawaiians during the centennial observance of the overthrow of the Hawaiian government. More recently, he followed the military’s bombing of Makua Valley and local protests against the U.S. invasion of Iraq.”My camera is a tool I use to advance political beliefs that I hold,” Greevy says.
James “Jay” Jensen is the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Honolulu Museum of Art. Previously, he was Associate Director/Chief Curator of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (1991-2011) and worked at the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 1976 to 1991 as Administrative Assistant to the Director (1976-77), Publications Editor (1977-84), Assistant Curator, and Curator of Western Art (1982-91). Jay holds a BA (Art History) and an MA (Arts Administration) degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Cody Kawamoto graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a BFA in graphic design. He began working for Oahu Publications/Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and in 2007 helped launch the company’s new magazine division. He served as senior designer for HILuxury magazine and Oahu Publications’ visitor magazines for go! airlines, Hilton, Halekulani and Fairmont resorts. In 2010, Cody moved to Pacific Basin Communications, working as associate art director for HONOLULU magazine, then transitioning to HAWAI‘I magazine where he has served as art director since 2013.
George F. Lee is the Photo Editor for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and was a former editor for the Honolulu Star Bulletin since 2005. He was a photographer for the Star Bulletin from 1996-2005 and participated in the acclaimed America 24/7 project, contributing to the America 24/7 book in Hawai‘i.
Wayne Levin has been photographing the land and oceans since the early 1970s. His books and monographs include Kalaupapa: A Portrait (1989), Through a Liquid Mirror (1998),Other Oceans (2001), and Akule (2010). Levin’s photographs were also included in Kaho’olawe: Na Leo o Kanaloa (1996) and have appeared in such publications as Aperture, American Photographer, Camera Arts,and LensWork. Widely exhibited, his photographs are in major public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; and the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. www.waynelevinimages.com
Kristin Lipman is a Honolulu-based designer and illustrator. She is presently the Creative Director for the Honolulu Group, publisher of Honolulu Magazine. She enjoys type, positively motivated and handcrafted things. Kristin has designed a range of design collateral, from posters, brochures and books to identity systems, packaging, CD covers and textile designs. After college, she found her passion in design. It captured everything she loves including illustration, typography, photography and print. www.kristinlipman.com
Tina Mahina is an accomplished photographer, world traveler and social media practitioner. Her photography has appeared in international, national, and local magazines, most recently on the cover of Alaska Airlines inflight magazine. She enjoys providing small businesses with social media photography support, from assisting them with their photography needs to teaching how to capture successful images to support marketing and branding efforts.
Matt Mallams is the photography editor for Hana Hou Magazine. With his wife Elyse Butler, he is also a photographer specializing in editorial, travel, documentary, and commercial work. They collaborate to create authentic, evocative, unique storytelling images for our clients throughout Hawaii and beyond. Their work has been honored in the Pele Awards, Hawaiian Publishers Association Pa’i Awards, College Photographer of the Year, Atlanta Photojournalism, and Women in Photojournalism contests among others. www.mattmallams.com
Krystle Marcellus is a Oahu based photographer and educator, and a photographer for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. She is a photographic educator and was inspired to teach her first after school program for teens after completing an award-winning photo story on youth struggling in Philadelphia public schools in 2007. Krystle now teach photography workshops and private lessons on Oahu and internationally – most recently in the Dominican Republic with her non-profit organization, Be1Vision. www.krystlemarcellus.com
Dallas Nagata White was born and raised on the island of Maui and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she majored in Studio Art with a focus on both painting and photography. She assisted a local fashion photographer, then branched out into being a full-time freelance photographer. Dallas photographs a little bit of everything—landscapes, fashion, portraits, editorials, occasional events, and travel photography whenever possible. www.dnwphoto.com
Chase Norton attended Emory University for his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and earned a Masters Degree in Meteorology at University of Hawaii. Embracing the beauty of Hawaii through backpacking, he discovered his passion for photography while adventuring in the mountains. Chase spent the last 2 years working as studio manager at Hawkins Biggins Photography handling the post processing side of the business. He enjoys photographing remote regions of Hawaii, experimenting with the wet plate collidion process, and teaching others the powerful organizational and processing tools in Adobe Lightroom. Chase Norton Article
Tony Novak-Cliffordis a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer based on the Island of Maui. His images are regularly featured in numerous publications, advertising campaigns & exhibitions worldwide. www.tonynovak-clifford.com
Ric Noyle is one of the premier photographers in the Pacific Rim, serving a diverse international clientele from his home base in Honolulu. Ric works with a top-notch production team, overseeing every aspect of the shoot. For more than 30 years, he has excelled in photography`s most demanding genres – fashion, food, people, resorts and aerial – bringing a fresh eye and a unique approach to each one. www.ricnoyle.com
Zak Noyle took his first photo at age 14 at a Hawaiian shore break. By 25, he was a senior staff photographer at Surfer Magazine. Zak’s surf images can be seen in many high profile magazines such as Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, London Times, ESPN and Surfer Magazine; he has been featured in numerous advertising campaigns with clients such as Chanel, Stussy, RVCA, Billabong; and his images have won numerous awards over the years, including being voted “Best Photo of the Year” by Surfer Magazine in 2011. www.zaknoyle.com
Andrew Rose has been producing, exhibiting, and selling artwork since 1990 for artists, galleries, and museums internationally including: Bruce Weber, Honolulu Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, National Portrait Gallery, and Pratt Institute. Rose earned an A.B. in Art History from Vassar College, and M.F.A./M.S. degrees in Painting and Art History from Pratt Institute. Andrew teaches oil painting and professional practices at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. In 2011, Rose opened a contemporary art gallery on Bishop Street in downtown Honolulu. In 2013, he joined the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. www.andrewrosegallery.com
Franco Salmoiraghi is one of the most widely exhibited and published photographers in Hawai‘i. As an editorial photographer his photographs have appeared 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
David Ulrich is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals, and his photographs have been exhibited in over seventy-five one-person and group exhibitions in museums, galleries, and universities. He earned a BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts / Tufts U. in Boston and an MFA from RISD. Currently, he is a faculty member and Program Coordinator for Pacific New Media. David is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity (Beyond Words / Simon and Schuster) and the co-author of Through Our Eyes: A Photographic View of Hong Kong by its Youth. www.creativeguide.com
Ed White is the business half of DNW Photo, a commercial photography company he owns with his wife Dallas Nagata White. Their photo credits include Governor Ige’s official portrait, the Pepsi Drink Aloha campaign, a Two Chillies swimwear ad in Vogue, and several covers for local magazines. They have also created several images which went viral, recently including “Halo Girl,” and most famously, “Lava Kiss.” Ed enjoys the symbolic storytelling aspect of photography and likes to study the science of how images communicate emotion.
Tracy Wright Corvo is a portrait and headshot photographer based in Honolulu, Hawaii. She has a background in fine art photography and education and has a passion for teaching photography to students of all ages. Tracy donates her photography services to several local charities each year. She has won numerous contemporary photography awards and has exhibited her work in both the United States and Europe. She is currently working on a book and creative project Beauty Is…. – a photo essay project interviewing young girls about the concept of beauty in today’s society. www.tracywrightcorvo.com.