Meet the photographer: Shawn Kaho`olemana Naone
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Pu`uhonua `O Hōnaunau: This photo has a distinct Hawaiian focus. It’s what a kanaka maoli might’ve seen after breaking kapu and fleeing to the safety of the pu`uhonua in ancient Hawai`i.
Royal and Celestial Stones: The weather cleared just enough to allow this shot of one of the royal birthing stones at Kukaniloko, O`ahu. The royal stones helped in navigation because they helped mapped the positions of celestial bodies.
Ki`i: These two imposing ki`i at Pu`uhonua `O Hōnaunau face the ocean, of course.
Sunset at Miloli`i: Kaho`olemana took this photo of the sun setting at the fishing village of Miloli`i without special lenses. The volcanic haze of the erupting Kilauea was a natural filter, making the sun look particularly huge and red.
Kalo: This is one of Kaho`olemana’s favorite photos. It shows the whole kalo, from root to leaves.
Kanaloa: This may well be the first barrel shot taken at Honokanai`a, Kaho`olawe.
`Awa: This daguerrotype captures the pouring and sharing of `awa at the end of a long day working the lo`i kalo at Kahana, O`ahu.
Honokanai`a Twilight: Kaho`olemana took this gorgeous slow exposure photo right as the sun was setting at Honokanai`a Bay on the island of Kaho`olawe.
Papa Loa: This beautiful photo of a hand-hewn poi board captures the gorgeous natural wood tones brought to life by a master woodworker.
Sunset: A beautiful shot by Kaho`olemana.
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