Meet the team
Mphotoi@icloud.com (808) 339-4550
I grew up on the Hilo side of the Big Island where I spent most of my youth surfing at Honoli’i and photographing my friends doing the same. I started my first photography business here on the island and photographed everything from small beach weddings to large groups at the resorts. After growing up on an island I realized that living in a big city was something I really needed to experience in order to grow as a person and a photographer. So, I moved to Los Angeles and within a few weeks of moving, a little luck and a smile landed myself a camera assistant job in the entertainment industry. I worked on a variety of TV shows such as “Renegade”, and “Malcolm in the Middle” and numerous movies. I briefly worked for Playboy Behind the Scenes and while I quickly learned that boudoir photography is not an interest of mine, I did learn how to pose people!
While searching for my niche in Hollywood I found myself working as a 24-Frame Computer/Video Supervisor. This on-set job allowed me to work directly with the actors, directors, producers and the craziness that is Hollywood. I spent several years flying around the country to work on TV shows and feature films such as HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon”, “Contact”, and “Oceans 11” before landing a long term job as Dept. Head of Computer/Video on “CSI” (the Las Vegas version). Any hardware devise that had todo with a computer or a digital image I was responsible for making it work on set.
Like any passionate photographer I always had a camera on hand. I began dating Emily while working on “CSI”. We were married a few years later. Her dedication to photography has helped me return to what I love most: being a photographer. I love to kiteboard and on days when the wind is right you’ll find me boarding across Anaehoomalu Bay faster than ducks can fly (usually with a camera strapped to me somewhere)! I’m proud to call Hawaii my home and be able to do what I love!