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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Real Word 1st Anniversary Dinner

Friday, December 3, 2010
Hawaii Convention Center

Jalna had asked me if I wanted to go to the Real Word dinner with her at the Convention Center. I jumped at the chance and I was honored that she asked me to go. It was amazing listening to everyone's stories and what this magazine was all about. I was so absorbed what was going on on stage that I forgot to get pictures of Jalna receiving her plaque! Yes! She' s one of the contributing STAFF photographers! Unreal yah!? They even had a HUGE picture of her on the big screen when they called her name! I suck. I should've caught that on film. The main reason why I didn't bust out my camera was because it was extremely intimidating being in the room with some of these people. As I went around looking at everybody's work I felt like I should've turned around and got the hell out of there. I sooooo did not belong there, let alone with my camera!!


Anyways, here we are practicing with my dreaded flash...had to make sure all of our settings were right just in case I did need to take a few shots...
As you can see it wasn't going too good...grrrr...
This is Mary and Glenn from Palekanakai Ocean Safety
I wanted to get pictures of Jalna with all of her new friends...here she is with Gerilyn Camarillo of Hokuli'i Images (yup...she's one of the awesome photogs that were there!)

I'm not sure the dudes on the left are but the guy on the right is Bruce Omori from Extreme Exposure. Holy crap. Don't compare my wimpy little street light lava pictures to his spectacular shots! He's so awesome and has great connections that he even helped Peter Lik get some of his incredible shots!!
This is Tui Scanlan, an extremely talented slam poet, and Jalna's friend Prime, someone who she's blogged about many times, showcasing his awesome graffiti murals
The mastermind behind the magazine, Cheryl DiAngelo
Rani Hanohano, Editorial Assistant
Look what Prime made for Jalna! Cool, huh? He blew up one of her prints and mounted it on canvas!

10 comments:

jalna said...

Wow!! Ummm . . . soooooo many pictures of me . . . Thanks so much for being my "date". Your presence helped to keep me calm amongst all the greatness there. That was so awesome of them to give me a plaque. As Rand says, "I'm so unwordy!"

Betty Townsend said...

Awesome! Our friend Jalna sure gets around!

Les said...

You so deserve it...geez you were even working at the dinner!! Thanks for inviting me, it was fun!!

Betty - Yah, she's gonna be BIG soon!!

jalna said...

Hey, I just realized I made a really funny joke . . . I'm so "unwordy" . . . Real "Word". . . "unwordy" . . . get it? okay, never mind . . .

Les said...

hhahhaa I thought you did that on purpose!

Erick said...

Wow, great shots of Jalna. You have a shot of a guy in my photo club. Small world.

Les said...

hahaha...she said she's so shame cause I put only pictures of her up here...I got more funnier ones but I thought she'd kill me if I put those up!

C said...

WOW! FINALLY shes RECOGNIZED! What an honor for her. She soo deserves it. Yup..too bad u never get that shot of her big picture on the screen..she mustve been blushin..haha!

jalna said...

Okay, I read Erick's comment and I'm thinking which guy is in his photo club, so I went back to look. It's the "dude on the left" Lincoln Ishii, not just "a guy in the photo club". He's the helicopter pilot who rescued Nicholas Iwamoto off of Koko Head Crater after he got stabbed, and he's the guy who took 1st place in the Canon Photo Contest a couple of years ago and we were sooo jellos, and he's also the guy who is featured in the current issue of Real Word Magazine with cool shots he's taken from his helicopter!!

Les said...

CQ-no, no blushing...she was too busy taking pictures of everybody that she had to RUN up there! hahaha!

Jalna - oi. Ok, I'm so not wordy too...