I've been swamped over the past several months with an average of 13,000 photos to process at any give time and unfortunately I let my blog slide.
The good news is that my business is absolutely booming in this time of "financial downturn" and I am continually getting rave reviews from my clients!
I've just received some great news from the Japanese Opera Singer named Aika that I did a photoshoot of in August 2008. She has chosen the photos I did of her for her next 2 CD covers as well as inside liners~
While Aika was in Maui back in August 2008, I also shot an HD video of her singing Ave Maria on the lava rocks by the ocean in South Maui. I took still photos at the same time the tape was rolling, if you can imagine that! I was on the ocean's edge with waves crashing all around and $25,000 worth of pro HD video and still camera gear all around me on the lava rocks. Absolutely Craaazy! But well worth it as we captured some beautiful timeless footage that Aika is now broadcasting on Japanese national TV.This HD video will be broadcast every day of April, 2009 on Japanese TV. I'd suggest you watch it in HD if you choose to click on the You Tube link below. In case you've never used the HD function in You Tube, to view in HD, click the HD button in the bottom right corner. The HD button will turn red. It's best to push pause and let the whole movie load before you push play.
You can read the blog while the loading bar below turns all red. When all red this means the video has fully uploaded and is ready for smooth viewing in HD.)
Aika has chosen to use my photos on her website as well:
Last but not least a very popular Japanese Magazine named Soukai is running a feature article of Aika in its spring addition. It will include the photos from my shoot with Aika and even a free CD! If you scroll down to the middle of the page you will see the free CD that is in the magazine
I'll be changing this blog to a Wordpress blog very soon, which is another reason I have not been putting new blogs on this site. In my new blog I will be including my favorite photos from weddings I've recently shot at the Grand Wailea, The Fairmont Kea Lani, The Olowalu Plantation House, The Maui Prince, The Haiku Mill, The Kaahumanu Church in Wailuku, The Sugarman Estate and other various private estates as well.
I wish you a warm aloha and a wonderful spring!