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...
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