Mark Arbeit’s photo essay captures the essence of the Islands.
By Photography by Mark Arbeit, Captions by Kathryn Drury Wagner
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Black Sand Beach: “I tried to approach landscapes like Ansel Adams, but I am not as patient,” says Arbeit. He admires the compositions of Irving Penn and Helmut Newton, whom he studied under. He notes that he found the rocks like this, on Waipio Valley’s black sand beach in August of 1994.
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