In October of 2001, I came to Hawaii for the first time with $100 and a one way ticket. I had no home to return to and this has been my home ever since. This is an image I've manipulated quite a bit to get it to fit with my memory of the first time I saw Waikiki out of a plane window. I lived within this frame for my first years in Hawaii and I live within this frame now. In between it has remained home whether I lived on the other side of the globe or the other side of the island. The extinct Diamond Head volcano still excites me daily when I see it. The tourists, the traffic, the many many shades of blue and green. This photo from a plane is like a memory pulled from my brain and I'm very happy that it more closely resembles a painting or an architectural drawing than a photo. My home.
Hawaii still feels like a dream every day when I look at Diamond Head above me from Waikiki.
This year, I will put together an NFT photography collection from my time on Earth. This is the first piece of 143 planned pieces.