Nani Pahoehoe (Beautiful Lava)
Captured with the Pentax 645z Medium Format Camera
As pressure builds within a a lava tube, a breakout pahoehoe begins to flow from underneath the crust, creating an incredible display of the color and formations that create new earth that help transform the beautiful island of Hawai'i with new land. To witness this spectacle from directly above, the sense of art and abstract become prevalent and dominate the mind's eye.
Special thanks to my friend Bruce Omori @bruceomori and Mick Kalber for being gracious hosts, and letting me poach their angles alongside them on Paradise Helicopters @paradisehelicopters out of Hilo. It was an honor to see the lava with a legend. Bruce, so much aloha for the invite and thanks for the poke bowls, and the time to talk story for as long as we did. Also thanks for lending me the blackrapid camera sling @blackrapid!! Can't wait to go back and see you, CJ, Scott Hansen, all the FBI crew, and malama da aina!
ʻĀkala dyed carved wood and painted with black lacquer with a touch of resin in some areas to highlight design. I wanted to somehow highlight a little bit of Tutu Pele with deep reds and black, and found ʻĀkala berries made a nice fit in dying the wood with a deep red hue.
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