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Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

Lehua Pekelo-Stearns Photography

"Beauty will forever inspire works of art, and she will always pose for her portrait, selecting the artist who is most worthy of her catching her likeness."

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In my photographs I hope to capture moments of intimacy through the relationship between light, shadow, and the element of composition. My photographs are what I see and feel at 'that' moment and what I want you to see and feel, too. I believe photography helps to bring those moments to life.

As a Hawaiian artist I try to convey through my photography my understanding of the traditional Hawaiian value that all natural resources of our environment, ocean(kai), land(aina), and sky(lani) are interrelated and culturally significant to Hawaii and its people.

I show my photographs of Hawaii in hope that more people can enjoy the 'true' beauty of Hawaii and can begin to understand what my ancestors, the Hawaiian people, knew. That through their vast knowledge of the environment their very existence depended on its care.

In my photography I try to capture that magic of intimacy through the relationship between light, shadow, and the element of composition. That "special moment that transcends" the picture for me, is what I see and feel just before I take the picture, the magic!

My photography as an Hawaiian, in my beautiful Hawaii, is a passion that I share. It's what I see through my eyes as a Hawaiian and with my understanding of the traditional Hawaiian value. It's an understanding that all natural resources of our environment, the ocean(kai), land(aina), and sky(lani), are interrelated and culturally significant to Hawaii and its people.

I show my photographs of Hawaii in hope that more people can feel and enjoy the "true beauty" of Hawaii, as I do. So they can begin to understand what my ancestors, the Hawaiian people, knew. That through their vast knowledge of the environment their very existence depended on its care. I hope to share the Aloha and love I have for my Hawaii, through my photography. What I see, with my eyes I photograph.....with the way I see them!

"Those who find beauty in all of Nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself." (L.W. GIlbert) Be one who has open eyes to see beauty in even the most common things, and you will awaken to your own Divine nature. Carpe Diem!

"To me, photography is an art of observation ...it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." Elliott Erwitt

Mahalo,
Lehua Pekelo Stearns, professional photographer
Website of my work: www.lehua-pekelostearns.artistwebsites.com

**Received this in March 2017 (below):

2017 International Color Awards announcement:
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NOMINEE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear Lehua,

CONGRATULATIONS on being a Nominee at the 10th Annual
International Color Awards with:

Nominee in Nature | Full Moon Rising Over Mauna Kea
http://lehua-pekelostearns.pixels.com/featured/full-moon-rising-over-mauna-kea-kona-side-lehua-pekelo-stearns.html

6,178 entries were received from 75 countries and your work received a
high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done!

The Jury represented the industry's biggest names and tastemakers
including Christie's, New York; Contemporary Art Society, London;
Sotheby's, Paris; ING Collection, Netherlands; Y&R, Malaysia; Preus
Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam;
Whitechapel Gallery, London; and J. Walter Thompson, New York who
reviewed the entries online before making their nominations and honoring
723 title awards and 792 nominees in 33 categories. The Awards could
not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.

Congratulations once again, we wish you a most successful photography
year.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER LEHUA PEKELO STEARNS OF HAWAII

LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2017) - Professional photographer Lehua Pekelo-Stearns was presented with the 10th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of Nature at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photoshow streamed Saturday, March 4, 2017.

The live online gala was attended by 9,575 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry's most important event for color photography.

10th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Christie's, New York; Contemporary Art Society, London; Sotheby's, Paris; ING Collection, Netherlands; Y&R, Malaysia; Preus Museum, Norway; Art Beatus, Hong Kong; Ogilvy & Mather, Amsterdam; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and J. Walter Thompson, New York who honored Color Masters with 723 title awards and 792 nominees in 33 categories.

"It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,178 entries we received this year," said Basil O'Brien, the awards Creative Director, "Lehua's -Full Moon Rising Over Mauna Kea Kona Side- an exceptional image entered in the Nature category, represents contemporary color photography at its finest, and we're pleased to present her with the title of Nominee."

INTERNATIONAL COLOR AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my work here in Hawaii. I hope you enjoy your visit!
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Scrappy's Catch by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Black crab in the blue ocean spray by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

White Moray Eel by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Puhi'ula the giant red eel by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Puhi out for a swim by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Swimming in the Pond ...ahhh by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hawaiian Fishpond Loko I'a by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Ka'upulehu by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Sunset at Ka'upulehu by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Silhouette Sunrise in Kapoho by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Blue Pacific Ocean by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Fishing off the reef by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Sunset Cloudy Skies over Honolulu Harbor by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Sunset near Honolulu Harbor by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Sunset beyond the Waianae mountain range by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Nene flying over Volcano Hawaii by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Apapane enjoying the nectar of the orange ohia lehua blossom. by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Orange Ohia Lehua in Volcano by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Ohia Silhouette by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Good Luck by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Just Hanging... by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Upclose by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Red Daylily in Hawaii by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

My Red Daylily...after the rain by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Red Daylily after the rain by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hawaiian Red Torch Ginger by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Christmas Cactus by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Anthuriums by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Young Hapu'u fern by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hapu'u by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hapu'u Silhouette by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hapu'u Fern Silhouette by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hapu'u Frond Leaf Silhouette by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hapu'u Frond by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

The Beautiful Aging of Hapu'u Fern by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Old Beauty by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

A floating Heliconia Leaf by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Pink Camellia Bush by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Faithfulness and Longevity Double Pink Cameilla by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Iris Flower Patch by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Iris in the Wind... by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Iris by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Orange Bromeliad by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Auku'u the black crowned night heron by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Orange Lehua on Volcano Ranch by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Orange Ohia Lehua Tree by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Volcano Ranch by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Waianae Sunset by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns