Illest x Apex Surfboard

Summer is right around the corner, while in Hawaii it doesn’t ever really leave.  So why not add this to your quiver of surfboards – the locally-handmade, eco-friendly, sustainable, custom, limited Illest x Apex Nomad Surfboard!  Made by Rey Banatao from Entropy Resins, only one will be on sale at Illest Hawaii!  Who’s gonna bring…

Pow Wow Hawaii 2014 The Process

If you haven’t seen my previous two posts on Pow Wow Hawaii 2014, check them out here – 1. Opening Reception and 2. Highlights.  The third and final installment is this post, dedicated to the Process.  Once the week of Pow Wow comes to an end, the walls remain for all to see (check out…

Pow Wow Hawaii 2014 Highlights

For the past few weeks, I’ve been spending any of my free time working on photos from Pow Wow Hawaii 2014 where the initial set of over 1,000 photos has now become around 250 final post processed products.  So to most effectively share this experience, I have split up what could’ve been a giant inundation…

Pow Wow Hawaii 2014 Opening Reception

“Centered around a week-long event in Hawaii, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organizes gallery shows, lecture series, schools for art and music, mural projects, a large creative space named Lana Lane Studios, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. The central event takes place during Valentine’s Day week…

“Parallel Lives” by James Jean

Let me preface this post by saying that I’m not an art critic or connoisseur or snob or collector by any means. I get invited to the occasional art show, my creative friends are all pretty amazing in their respective fields and sometimes, I grow super passionate about the work I see. James Jean is…

Love Oakland Group: Art Movement

One East Bay Community In Oakland, California is taking action against taggers who deface public property. Some of the best Aerosol Artist in the World are replacing those tags with some beautiful images. On 15th St. between Webster/Franklin in Downtown Oakland was the target of spray can taggers. Art gallery owner Jaime Galindo and his…

Pow Wow Hawaii 2012 Videos

A few months ago, I posted about Pow Wow Hawaii 2012…here’s the official three part video series as documented by Michael Inouye.  And a summary from the Pow Wow Hawaii site “As the unifying collective behind POW WOW Hawai’i gear up for its fourth showing in early 2013, Director Michael Inouye presents a video compilation…