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Live Aloha Anywhere With Maui Fine Art Photography Prints For Sale

Live Aloha Anywhere With Maui Fine Art Photography Prints For Sale

I'm headed back to Maui, Hawaii in a couple of weeks to not only do another round of fine art photography, but to show work on March 25th at Hoʻomau - an annual music festival to benefit Hawaiian-immersion Preschool Pūnana Leo o Maui. 

I will always maintain that no matter how beautiful the Hawaiian Islands are, what is far more beautiful is the culture. "Aloha" isn't just a greeting or a cool word to print on a t shirt (although it does look pretty rad). Aloha is a way of living. It's a way of being part of all and all part of you. It's love, respect, hope, humility, service and being one with the creation. This harmonious state offers the opportunity for someone to not just feel joy, but share it as well. 

I spoke with a wonderful artist on Maui named Rachael Ray. She will also be at the festival. She wisely advised me that as I pursue my fine art photography career and seek to become more immersed in the Hawaiian culture, I must "trust God and Live Aloha." But that doesn't mean I should only do that when I'm there.

Hawaii is one of those places where I'm sure we all dream of visiting and even living one day. I can't blame you - I think about it a lot too. But even though we aren't there, we can still live Aloha by being humble, respectful, serving others, giving our best at all times and understanding how great the gift of the world is to us. Take nothing for granted and give your full heart as much as you can.

My hope is that my fine art photography prints of the Mahalo Collection from Maui and the Kauai Collection from the Garden Island can serve as a beautiful reminder in any home or office to live Aloha no matter where you are.

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3 Unique things about Kauai, Hawaii

3 Unique things about Kauai, Hawaii

This month my wife and I, along with our youngest, traveled to Kauai to experience the Hawaiian culture. Now, in full disclosure, this was my wife's birthday and she never gets good birthday presents from me. But this year I was smart and pre-booked our trip. Way better than dinner at the Outback with an awkward iTunes gift card.

Anyway, after being on Maui last year and meeting so many awesome people, I decided I would bring her back. We had dinner with good friends on Maui and spent a lot of time on Kauai. This was the first time on the island for both of us and there were three things that we noticed that were pretty unique.

1. There are wild chickens and roosters everywhere. They're in your yard, by the food trucks, on the road... everywhere. The roosters wake you up in the morning and then they try to steal your breakfast.

2. Rain comes and goes. There's no real prediction to it. It's great, it rains and then a few minutes later, you don't have to be mad anymore. The sun is back out. And it's chillier there than we expected. One evening was so chilly we felt we needed a hoodie.

3. We haven't been to all the islands, but this has to be the most chill of them all. Nothing moves fast there and it was nice not having to do anything other than soak up all the awesomeness around us.

Now that we're back I'm working on images I shot while there. We will be unleashing the Kauai Collection in September with super-unique frames. Check out the video for a taste of Kauai and the collection.

Mahalo and Aloha!

Top 5 Land of Adam Valentine's Day Gifts and Love Advice

Valentine's Day is next weekend. So for the last minute shopper, instead of picking up a card from the gas station on the way home, we've come up with some alternative gift ideas that should score you a few brownie points. Enter the code VALENTINE2016 by 12:00 a.m. Monday February 8th at checkout and save 30% off of your entire purchase. Pickup only! Orders will be ready Friday Feb 12th during regular business hours from our studio.

For those who are romantically challenged, we've provided some scripting under our suggestions that will be helpful for you to connect his/her heart to the gift, thus making you a romantic hero. Use at your own discretion.

Here's our top 5 most romantic gifts.

1. Buffalove

You say, "Like this buffalo, my love for you only gets stronger with time. I will be steadfast and there for you even on a cold and foggy morning. Now cuddle up to my furry body and warm my heart you sexy beast."

 2. Sweet Boards

You say, "These sweet boards keep me afloat throughout the crashing waves of life. We'll totallydrop in even in the gnarest of the gnar because nothing makes my heart swim quite like being pitted in your arms. So pitted like that."

3. The One For You

You say, "There I was. Standing. Waiting. Gazing out into the wild blue hoping one day I might find you. And then I did. And now you keep me safe. You bring peace to my mind that you'll always be there to pull me out of a jam. Now let's practice some mouth-to-mouth."

 4. A Golden Opportunity 

You say, "My heart is much like this beautifully treacherous cliff. You are wild, bold and beautiful. I love living on the edge with you because much like these two cliffs, absolute beauty brings the two of us together. I could engrave 63 million years of special times on your heart just as the ocean has the coast. No matter what, even if I'm securely on land, I'll always be falling for you."

 5. Our Escape

You say, "This is where we'll escape after we hide all the bloody volleyballs. You see, you still love me. I know it. Because you're still standing right here with me. No matter what happens, I will always get lost in your deep and gorgeous eyes. It's my great escape from the harsh realities of this world. And the law. Do you have any cleaning solution under the sink?"