O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I | VISUAL JOURNALIST
Hawaii resident Alani Bagcal and Ryan Santana spends some time close to each other in Waikiki beach on April 10, 2020. Today US surpasses Italy with the highest coronavirus deaths.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Theatre & Performance Studies PhD candidate Scott Felluss rehearses for his upcoming solo performance in the Footholds Dance Concerts at the Kennedy Theatre on October 19 2018.
University of Hawaii at Manoa dance student Charessa Fryc rehearses her piece for upcoming group dance in the Footholds Dance Concert at the UH Kennedy Theatre on October 25, 2018.
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii officially launches her 2020 Presidential Campaign at Waikiki, Hawaii on February 2nd, 2019
Christopher Fernandez, Honolulu, HI - March, 2020.
I was having a hard time finding people to share their stories. But what I didn't realize was a story was just right in front of me. I currently live with my aunt and a family friend. We were missing one more member who was attending basic military basic training at Fort Jackson, SC. She is my cousin.
Late at night on April 8, 2020, she surprised us by returning from her training. Her graduation and training got suspended due to the virus. Previously, the state of Hawaii mandated a 14-days self-quarantine rule for the incoming residents and tourists. My cousin was one of them. So starting that night we decided to dedicate our time towards quarantining her.
I documented her on a regular basis but selected these photos as it tells a sequential story. The first portrait is when she came out from her quarantine and was taking a walk in our garden on April 22, 2020. Most of the time I saw my aunty reading books or watching an iPad sitting in front of my cousin’s room. The last picture was when my aunt and cousin shared a hug even in the time of social distancing.
Honolulu, HI - January 15, 2018.
UHM Graduate Student in Hawaiian Studies Tiele-Lauren Doudt poses for a portrait on November 8, 2019.
UHM psychology major Gako Kurayoshi, from Japan poses for a portrait during her last day on campus on May 15, 2020. Being an international student her major concern is to find a job after graduation.
After 27 years of laughter, Hawaii’s stand up comedian Augie T. steps aside from his comedy career on his last show “Augie T’s Last Stand” at the Blaisdell Center on March 2nd, 2019.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu also known as kumu Hina poses for a portrait with her Hawaiian attire at Aliʻiōlani Hale in downtown Honolulu on July 2, 2020.
Mengshin Lin from Taiwan after graduating from Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) went to Chicago for pursuing her bachelor’s degree. She had plans to spend her spring break in Hawaii, but due to the lockdown in Chicago, she purchased a one way ticket to stay in Hawai‘i for the rest of the semester.
Las Vegas, Nevada - December 2016.
DJ Nocturna bids farewell to KTUH radio station after 15+ years of hosting her Saturday night show “Feast of Friends” on December 30, 2019.
A Renegade Fire Tribe Hawaii fire dancer practices at Ala Moana Beach Park on February 10, 2017.
Colleen McCown, a social work master’s student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, shows her expertise as a circus artist by performing as a fire and aerial dancer on November 5, 2019.
Waikiki, HI - February, 2018.
Vanessa Gabriel, Honolulu, HI - March, 2020.
Faces of cadets during UH Army ROTC suberlab day which is more than just a typical day for the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets.