Make your life fantastic and you will make fantastic images. I was thinking this thought today a lot. I've made a big switch since moving to hawaii in my everyday work, I mean the work you just happen by when you are going about your day. Everything around me is beautiful, people travel thousands of miles to see the beaches here. Where I had lived for the past 8 years in North Philly, people run screaming from, but all I can see is beauty in graffiti-covered, fallen buildings and sprawling cityscapes. So I've done much soul searching and am finding that there are many types of beauty, and our job as documentarians is to record them as they are, because things are always changing.
I've been excited to take photos for fun and have the good fortune of making pictures while teaching lessons as well. So here are a few from Kanaha Beach, where many people look past, but to locals we can see the beauty. I took a few students here to practice basic photo techniques.