Steering clear of pre-fab assumptions disseminated by the tourist industry, I turn my camera to the relationship between the people who inhabit O'ahu and the sacred landscape that connects them.
Located nearly 3,000 miles from the closest continent, the islands of Hawaii operate with their own distinct set of cultural and social norms. The consciousness of land and sea is fundamental to contemporary culture on Oahu. Using my camera, I focus on understanding Hawaii’s diverse cultural landscape in relationship to its shared land. Cultural identity, wealth distribution and social mobility of Hawaii's residents frequently contrasts with its idyllic backdrop. My objective is to explore the significance of place to race and ethnic diversity and to demonstrate how place continues to be an undeniable focal point in the identity processes of social groups today.