The 2010 Photo Contest

Presenting the winners of the 2010 Honolulu Magazine/Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani Photo Contest.

CHINATOWN WAITING ROOM, Kelsey Ige, Third Place.
(Nikon 35mm film)
*Wins a two-night stay and breakfast in an ocean-view room at the Waikiki Parc Hotel

“We always view Chinatown from the outside. Customers move through the marketplace and deal with vendors strictly at a business level. The vendors give Chinatown its character and they have become fixtures of the community. It is rare to get a glimpse of pure human emotion in such an environment. This young boy is the son of a market vendor.”

 

UNDER, Christopher Rohrer, Second Place.
(4×5 Pinhole Camera)
*Wins a two-night stay and breakfast in an ocean-view room at the Halekulani.

“I like the simplicity of the pinhole camera. Its long exposure time forces you to sit back and enjoy the scenery [under the Makai Research pier near Sea Life Park]. This shot took about 45 minutes, which was spent hanging out with a good friend.”

 

ERK’S COUCH, Jacy L. Youn, First Place.
(Nikon D50)
*Wins a two-night stay and meals in an ocean-view room at the Halekulani.

“This photo, shot a few dozen feet from the base of Diamond Head, is in stark contrast to the stunning view from atop the crater. This, to me, is the real, hidden Honolulu.”

Also, see some of our staff picks.