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Documenting a Day in the Life of Hawaii's Aloha United Way

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Vince Cavataio has loved shooting surf, on the water and underwater, on Oahu’s North Shore for almost 40 years. His work has appeared in magazines such as Sports Illustrated and Time, galleries, businesses, restaurants, and, most importantly, his mom’s house.



Sharon Cavin is a portrait/headshot photographer and artist based in Honolulu. Each photo session is a creative artistic adventure, where her photographic style transcends the common studio headshot to capture the spirit and uniqueness of every individual.



Ann Cecil is an active stock photographer who has been based in Honolulu for 45 years. Her library contains a diverse collection of culture, hula, flora, portraits, food and more. She also has shot editorial stories for Hana Hou, AAA, Sunset Magazine and The New York Times.



David Croxford is the award-winning Chief Photographer for PacificBasin Communications multiple publications. His other clients include McGraw Hill publishing, GGP and other media consortiums. David is an avid paddler and an active member of New Hope Diamond Head Christian Church.



Odeelo Dayondon was born and raised in Cebu City, Philippine and is a first-generation Filipino-American. He uses his degree in business, background in marketing and as an advertising art director to capture images for PacificBasin Communications publications.



John De Mello is a fourth-generation Islander.  At the age of 30, he decided to pursue his passion for photography. Since opening his commercial studio 23 years ago, has traveled on assignment to China, Thailand, Bali, Yap, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands and more.



Jeptha Eddy, Jr. has been honing his art for the past 24 years. His unique style, professionalism and commitment to flawless work, has established him as one of the state’s most sought after photographers for everything from fashion to commercial print work and headshots for dignitaries.



Dana Edmunds began his career as a Maui surf photographer. In 1984, after graduating with honors from the Art Center College of Design, he returned home to open a commercial photography studio. The award-winning photographer has clients in Hawaii and across the world.



Randy T. Fujimori worked for The Honolulu Star Bulletin and The Honolulu Advertiser for more than 25 years.  The award-winning photographer now works freelance for many businesses and publications and was voted ‘2014 Best Photographer in the World’ by his wife and 2 dogs.



Rae Huo is a dynamic, experienced and award-winning photographer who has shot everything from people to editorial, fashion to architecture. She is a graduate of USC and the prestigious Art Center College of Design.



Michael A. Horton spent 15 years in various design studios and advertising agencies before going into freelance to explore his hobby, photography. He focuses mostly on editorial and nature photography and is now exploring another art, turning wood bowls on his lathe.



Olivier Koning has been a regular contributor to HONOLULU Magazine for the past 14 years. He has just returned from Western Samoa where he was on assignment shooting a resort hotel.



Brice Kurihara’s love of photography started as a child looking at his father’s amazing snapshots. Photography introduced him to some of the most talented people in the fashion industry and allows him to visit some of the beautiful locations. He turned his hobby into a business in 2011.



Mark Lee is known worldwide for his water lifestyle photography. It was when he became a dad in New York City that he discovered his passion for the art. He is a surfer, husband, proud father of two kids and works closely with several Hawaii non-profit organizations.



Ed Morita spent more than a decade as a pastry chef at some of the country’s premier resorts and restaurants until an injury forced him out of the kitchen. Now, he’s on a new adventure as food writer, photographer and blogger for several events including the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.



Carlos Mozo feels blessed to be part of the art of photography. He chooses photography to document the beauty he sees in Hawaii. The art is in the world created by God, man and nature and is in the eyes and minds of the people who look at the photographs.


David Murphey has been a professional photographer in the islands for over 20 years. Born and raised in Hawaii, David now works with a wide range of clients including Disney, Starwood Resorts, and Hawaiian Host. When not behind the camera, you’ll find him hiking, paddling or enjoying Bikram yoga.


Ric Noyle has been capturing everything from the dynamic beauty of Hawaii to fashion, food, people and aerial photography. Ric’s work has appeared in magazines such as Forbes and Travel & Leisure, covering everything Givenchy swimsuits to McDonalds to Hy’s Steakhouse and luxury resorts.



Travis K. Okimoto works on both sides of the camera as a photographer, agent for Camera Cliq and an events and marketing executive. Travis has shot everything from the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival to on the scene concerts and special events shots for Nonstop Honolulu.



Brad Peebles is a commercial photographer specializing in architectural, aerial, surf and time lapse images.  He received a Bachelors in Geography from the University of Hawaii.  He works weekends at the Hans Hedemann Surf School photographing students.


Douglas Peebles has been photographing Hawaii and the South Pacific for over 30 years. His distinctive images appear regularly in magazines, ads, and other publications including 50 photo books on Hawaii, books for the Outdoor Circle and a series of books for Sam Choy.


Kim Taylor Reece is Hawaii’s foremost fine art photographer, known for capturing the spirit and essence of the powerful hula kahiko for the last 35 years. Working with dancers from more than 37 Pacific Islands, his work has been acquired by collectors, dignitaries and museums worldwide.


Eric Rhodes got his first camera when he was 10 and has not looked back. For the past 28 years, Eric has lived and worked extensively in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Los Angeles, shooting for clients such as Shiseido, Harry Winston, Sony, and the International Olympic Committee.


Andrew Rose has been producing, exhibiting, and selling artwork for artists, galleries, and museums internationally since 1990. He is dedicated to developing a more dynamic art market in the region and is currently an art instructor, gallery owner, and founder of the new Rose Editions
publishing division.


Nathalie Walker developed her first photo in a dark room 20 years ago and instantly fell in love. As chief photographer for MidWeek, she has shot more than 700 cover photos. Her favorite assignments are those that capture everyday people, especially Hawaii’s unsung heroes.



Darryl Watanabe bought his first digital SLR camera to capture events. Two years later, he quit his day job to focus full-time on photography. He specializes in commercial photography for a wide range of clients including Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Hawaii Food and Wine Festival and more.



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A Day in the life of Aloha United Way is published by HONOLULU magazine, in partnership with Aloha United Way, May 2014. ©2014 by PacificBasin Communications, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI 96813.

Alyson Helwagen

Christi Young

Stephen Guzman
Art Director

Kim Gennaula
Aloha United Way
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jody Shiroma
Aloha United Way 
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Jay Park
Aloha United Way
Marketing Director and Project Manager

Jaime Hinaga
Contributing Editor

Project Volunteers:
Maria Bernardo
Catherine Lederer
Schereen Numasaki
Alan Pollock
Alex Teece
Vanessa Zachariah