I thought I would highlight a project I officially began last year that I am really excited about called 49 & 50. 49 & 50 is a series of portraits and landscapes from Alaska and Hawaii. I had been to both states before returning to Hawaii again last March with my 8x10 and was extremely inspired by both their natural beauty and the people I saw and met there. It interests me that these two states are separated from the mainland, have their own distinct culture and native populations and are so entwined with Asia. Unfortunately both of these rich and diverse states are often viewed only through the prism of tourism. This project which I hope will become a published two volume set is to be a long-term undertaking and I look forward to shooting more in both states in the months and years to come... Check out also some of the previous work I did there here.
Joyce and Alice
George, Pila, Mahaki, and Peipe
Chelsea and Hylan