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SCAPES K AT I E E F S T AT H I O U


50 Scapes: a magazine that lets you, the viewer, escape into one of our country’s beautiful states. So relax your mind, and focus on what is in front of you. Dive deep into detail, and dream about your future. Where will you go? What will you see? 50 magazine focuses on the land and its many uses. It is also a self-portrait of my travels around the country in order to capture everything the states have to offer. Issue 001 is focused around Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii, which are the three major islands that make up the America’s 50th state– Hawaii. What I observe is a place of culture that becomes shared with the tourist industry. It’s not about how far you hike or how much time you spend sitting on the beach. It’s about capturing the essence of the islands. It is about stopping the car, getting out, and experiencing. These are images that tell a story of the values and attitude of each destination.

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Honolulu

North Shore

This Is Where We Work

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Kilauea

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Honolulu The Capital city of Hawai’i located on the island of O’ahu. Its total population is Population 953,207 and was rated the second best city to live in within the United states.

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What once was a secret spot of Hawaiian Natives (the pioneers of surfing) is now the center point for the sport. Three months out of the year, surfers flock to the north shore to catch 20 foot swells and sometimes higher. Just standing on the beach can be dangerous, let alone driving into the water strapped to a piece of wood. Banzai Pipeline gets so large that many events and competitions are held there each year. The shoreline is so long that even though enthusiast surfers come in flocks, there is still plenty of room for everyone to catch their waves. When I was watching the surfers catch their waves, I reached for my camera and started shooting at multiple frames per second. I was so caught up in the fact that I was photographing something new. I was photographing people, which doesn’t really happen that often because of my shy attitude. I was photographing people using the landscape. I could not be more excited. The waves curled over the people creating tunnels of water. It was the earth being used in a way that respects it. Surfing is not like snowboarding where you have to pay $100 to spend a day on the mountain. Surfing is free for anyone who has the balls to try it. It has no impact on the earth. Trees do not need to be cut down, fuel does not need to be emitted to run a lift, and trails do not need to be formed. It is about using nature the way the earth has given it to us. Everyone had cameras on these people, so it did not matter if I was they’re doing the same. I was not was set up for hours waiting for different surfers (and even boggieboarders) try new tricks. I photographed them succeeding and getting destroyed by the waves. I had know idea if I was watching professionals or just enthusiasts. I had know idea if the photographers surrounding me were working for magazines or just tourists on vacation. It did not matter. It did not matter if the waves pummeled the surfer or what kind of camera you had. The attitude of the shore was free and careless. Sponsors have houses surrounding the beach. Advertisements hanging from the porches that read the poplar name brand beach companies. It just does not matter who you are because the shore is so vast. If you and your family want to hang out on the beach all day and play in the tide pools that’s fine. Time and time again I hear about skateboarders getting mad at bmx bikers for sharing the park and vice versa. In the ocean and on the beach, it does not seem to matter at all. It is refreshing to so many communities of people coexisting. The north shore is the place to find the escape Hawai’I has to offer.


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hat is the point of working when one could just surf huge waves? I cannot surf, but I sure would love living on beach in a tent. I have always wondered how these people’s lives became this way. Every time I go to Hawai’i, I think to myself must be nice to be them. These locals seem to have no responsibilities. I always wonder how they afford food. I guess they just fish a lot or something. Are they considered homeless? I believe everyone chooses the life they live; maybe this is what they wanted. They seem to have fun, always surrounded by friends

and family. The kids are digging the sand, and the dogs run from the crashing waves. It is totally possible that these people do have another place, but day after day the same tents are set

What is more important, living life to the fullest or waking up worrying about money?

up in the same spot. I am jealous of these people at times. At the same time, it kind of makes me sick to my stomach. Hawai’i is expensive, when gas is five dollars per gallon and food is marked up a few bucks compared to the continental states. When I think about movie to Hawai’i I remember these people on the beach, doing the same thing day after day I ask myself, what is more important, living life to the fullest or waking up worrying about money? What does living to the fullest even mean? I just hope the people on the beach are living life to their fullest.

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The Painted Eucalyptus is a tree with patchy bark that sheds different colors. Green is the original color, but over time the bark matures and turns into a completely different hue.

EUCALYPTU

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Everyone sees things differently. If this is true, then why is there pressure to see things the same? Define Landscape, just try. What the hell is a landscape? Who decides? I’m sick of hearing about cliché, and kitsch. What does that even mean? Isn’t not trying to be cliché being cliché? These deep thinkers turn into hipster motherfuckers. What is a hipster? I want to photograph at sunset. I am in Hawaii for heaven sake. I like palm trees. Why do I feel pressure to turn my photography into something? Am I looking for approval from others? I think I want the approval of others, but I need the approval from myself. I love sunsets. It

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is not my fault the best light is during the hours when the sky changes to shades of pink and purple. I like pink and purple. You don’t like Ansel Adams, good for you. I do. You don’t think he photographed the truth about his surroundings. Sorry he left out the trash can sitting next El Captain. You can go photograph it if you want. Let me know how much it sells for. People say there is no nature left to be discovered. You clearly aren’t looking. I am in Hawaii. Are you upset that there is access to beautiful places? Thank goodness there is access. I don’t enjoy tourists, but at least people are getting the fuck outside.


FOLLOW THE _TREND.

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ilauea

active: has been erupting continuously since 1983; part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

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RAIN FORE


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