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  • FLUX Hawaii | The Charm Issue | Fall 2015 | Hanapēpē, Kaua'i

    The latest issue of FLUX - The Charm Issue - Fall 2015 has been out for a couple months, but don't mistake my delayed post as lack of enthusiasm because I'm actually thrilled to be a contributor to this really awesome publication. The delay is because, you know, life.

    I returned home from Portugal nearly a month ago and found a copy of FLUX in my mail pile. Big thanks to Nella Media Group for sending it (and bigger thanks for asking me to contribute), you all are wonderful. I love so much about this issue, I started photographing the stories I liked - like The Shaka Field Guide cover story by Travis Hancock with stellar images by Jonas Maon - and then I realized I should just tell people to buy the issue rather than try to show it in low-res photos, ha.

    There are great articles ranging from indigo dyeing to the valet industry to mango desserts to weatherman Guy Hagi, and more. And then there's my little article on things to see and do in Hanapēpē, "Kaua'i's biggest little town." I was excited to have an excuse to explore this historic town earlier in the year. I'm including more photos that didn't make the print edition, and you can read the article here: Itinerary: Hanapēpē.

    The Art of Marbling - Becky Wold

    Hanapēpē Swinging Bridge

    Little Fish Coffee

    Salt Pond Beach Park

    J J Ohana's Ni'ihau Shell Jewelry - Gale Sagucio

    Then there's Taro Ko. Also located in Hanapēpē, this tiny taro chip company warranted its own story, but I have to add that it's a must-see/eat if you are in the 'hood. I couldn't find a link to the article written by Coco Zickos so you'll have to pick up a print copy to read it. I'm including more photos because Dale Nagamine and Stanley Sakoda amazed me in many ways and totally made my day. Partly because it took 20 minutes to get Dale to tell me his name. He's shy.

    Pick up a copy of FLUX - The Charm Issue (you have until the end of October) and don't miss Sonny Ganaden's "Blooming Romance" on Hawaii's wedding industry. It's funny, poignant and true. And on that note, I'm off to shoot a wedding in Waikiki. ;) Happy Aloha Friday!