I first picked up a camera 5 years ago and discovered Magic ! Do I consider myself a professional ?
That's a good question.If it only means practicing an art form to pay the bills and support myself the answer is a clear and resounding no.If it means practicing the ability to create images that are visually pleasing or provoking and convey the essence or emotion of the moment then the answer is yes.
I do know I am truly blessed to find an avenue to recreate the glory of all that the eye sees and I remain eternally grateful for all the great experiences and wonderful people who have helped me along this path.
2nd place Ocean View Chamber of Commerce Art Show 2006
1st place Hawaii photo expo 2007 masters
1st place HPP 30TH Anniv. Art Show 2007
Honorable mentions in Black & White and Enhanced Divisions 86th Maui County Fair 2008
Solo Show Point of View Canon Gallery Honolulu 2010
Local media, Faces of Hawaii Vols. 1-3