Update: 2016. 08. 17,
Still very lucky to be working at the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA). In addition i have been teaching the “Creative Digital Photography” class at the HoMA School for three years now. I have also made time to volunteer at 15 Craigside and Arcadia retirement communities to mentor their Photography Clubs. A hui hou!
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Update: 2012. 01. 13,
Still a freelance photographer living in Paradise; now working at the Honolulu Museum of Art.
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I was very lucky to have been born and raised in Hawaii. The beautiful weather and mild social environment made for an excellent nursery. I enjoy being outdoors: hiking, free diving, fishing & of course, photography are some of my favorite activities. I also enjoy traveling. So far, primarily to Japan & the West Coast of America. Happily, where ever my travels may take me, I can always call “Paradise” my home.
Technically, my education in photography started the day I was born. My family are serious shutterbugs! Some of my “toys” growing up had names like Kodak, Olympus, and Minolta. ;-) I got serious about photography (as a career) in college and graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
I moved to Northern California on September 1st, 2001. Ten days later…I knew I would not be there for long. After the 9/11 attacks I used my limited time and money to travel and reconnect with friends and family on the West Coast. I was living in Seattle, Washington before I returned to Hawaii. My Wanderjahr was a great experience & worth far more than the money (not) in my bank account.
After returning to Hawaii I took some odd jobs but continued on the path to making photography my career. Thanks to my Mentors, family, and friends, I am now able to continue doing what I love. Not everyone can say that… I am very fortunate. Mahalo nui to all who helped me get to this point!
My commercial experience is in magazine editorial and on-location photography. I specialize in architecture, interior design, travel, portraiture, and weddings. I am reasonably well rounded in art. I have hands on experience with ceramics, metal sculpture (large and small scale), drawing, carpentry, and web design. Photographically, i am very comfortable shooting in available, mixed, and strobe lighting situations. I primarily shoot digital however I “grew up” with film and have held on to all of my film gear. I am confident to use whichever tool is best suited to get the job done properly. If you would like to see a small selection of my commercial work please visit: scottkubo.com.
So far, much of the content on this blog is just a personal journal. All of the photos displayed here are personal project work: mental and technical experiments. I constantly think of redesign so the look and feel may change. Mahalo, thank you, for reading!
Update: 2016. 08. 17,