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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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Volcano Ranch by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Waianae Sunset by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Rising Sun in the Clouds by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

In the Light ...and beyond. by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Mauna Loa Snow in the Clouds by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Mauna Loa ...first snow by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

White Waterlily by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

White Waterlily Shadow by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Purple Waterlily Dew by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

A Waterlily Reflection by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Blue Rose Echeveria by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Pink Bougainvillea ...with a friend by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Naupaka Kuahiwi by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hinalea by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Honu Hawaiian green sea turtle by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Honu Hawaiian green sea turtle by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Kamakahonu, the eye of the honu by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Golden Ripples by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Poopaa Hawaiian Hawk fish by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Palani fish in the Pacific Ocean by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Black rocks along the Puna coast by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Coconut Fronds by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Sitting by the Pond by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Blue Dragon and Hydrangeas by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Blue Green Hydrangea by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

'Elepaio in the trees by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Smile by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Frog on a waterlily pad by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hawaiian Gardenia by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Lovely White Orchids by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Blue Clouds by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Sunrise in the Clouds by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Full Moon over Puna by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Zinnias by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Zinnia in vase by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Little Red Zinnia by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Kalij Pheasant in Hawaii by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Just stretching ... by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Kalij Pheasant in Hawaii by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Light through the forest by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Purple Waterlilies by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Pink Waterlily by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Floating purple waterlily by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Waterlily after the rain ... by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hanging Coral Hibiscus by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Red Ohia Lehua and Blue Skies by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hapu'u Fern Frond by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns

 

Hawaiian Hapu'u Fern by Lehua Pekelo-Stearns