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Documenting a Day in the Life in Our Community

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Lana Brodziak has utilized differing forms of photography to monitor and document environmental remediation and restoration projects for more than 25 years. She has also shot for multiple non-profit groups and at activist events for many years. She loves blending her science knowledge with the artistry of photography to help people enjoy the natural world.



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.





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.





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.





John Garcia is an award-winning new-media strategist and visual designer, as well as the founder and strategic director of Brain Eye Creative. John’s forward-thinking leadership and ability to move ideas from concept to completion have contributed to his success.





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.





Natalie Lange started taking photos to capture her own memories. Today, she is capturing the memories of others with her initiative to give back by providing free sessions for her clients so that they may experience quality photography while capturing memories.





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.





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.




Ashley Smith has worked in film and television production for the past 15 years. Within the past five years, she has slowly transitioned into photography and has joined Kinetic Productions as their commercial photographer.





C​hristopher Nova Smith was born in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. He moved to Hawai‘i in 2011 and became the creative director of a Honolulu-based company, RebelutionStudios, in 2013. Christopher’s research and photographs have been featured in articles across the country.





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.





Jeannemarie Viggiano comes to Hawai‘i by way of New York City, where she spent 15 years in the fashion industry as a creative marketing professional. She works with high-end brands, including Cadbury, Bloomingdales, Coach and Bally of Switzerland. Prior to formally igniting her photography career, Jeannemarie earned her BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.




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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Documenting a Day in the life of Aloha United Way is published by HONOLULU magazine, in partnership with Aloha United Way, September 2015. ©2015 by PacificBasin Communications, 1000 Bishop St., Suite 405, Honolulu, HI 96813.


Alyson Helwagen

Lennie Omalza

Darin H. Isobe
Creative Services Director

Stephen Guzman
Art Director

Cindy Adams
Aloha United Way
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jody Shiroma
Aloha United Way 
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

Additional Support:
Hawaii Camera, Rental, Honolulu; Hawaii Shoots; Shawn “Doc Rock” Boyd