Professional photographer Cameron Nelson has spent the last twenty years traveling to the different Hawaiian Islands. His passion for photography and adventure has taken him on many different hikes and locations throughout the islands. Some of the places of interest include; The Napali Coast on the North Shore of Kauai, the Banzia Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, The bamboo forest in Hana, Maui and the Volcano National Park on the Big Island. For the past twelve years Cameron has spent his time exploring the magical island of Maui. Cameron’s love for adventure and passion for photography are the motivating forces behind this breathtaking collection of photographs. Pure, beautiful nature is his prime subject.
Cameron finds great satisfaction sharing information about the history and culture of the Hawaiians. He also likes to teach people how to improve or enhance their own photographic skills. Cameron practices different ways of connecting with the island and its energy such as; surfing, hiking, camping, swimming, yoga and meditation. Through these hobbies he is able to experience and see the beauty and nature of the Hawaiian islands. Maui and its neighboring islands provide an idyllic setting for portraying nature in all its beauty.
In 2018 Cameron purchased Canon’s profession large format inkjet printer to expand his creativity into the field of photographic print making. “I felt that some part of the photographic process was missing in my passion. Print making has opened the door to complete creative control process”. After many months of research and development Cameron developed his own unique print medium, cotton based paper prints mounted to wood panel.
From 2003 through 2007, Cameron was the official water photographer for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on the world famous North Shore of Oahu. This gave him an amazing opportunity to photograph the world’s best surfers on some of Hawaii’s best waves. His work has been published in Sports Illustrated, CNN, Surfing Magazine, Surfline and many other national and international publications.
Through the art of photography and the five elements of Chinese Philosophy, Cameron combines visual and physical elements together. These five elements represent the creation and destruction of our planet forming a cycle of balance. This cycle of interaction between the different elements is described as: Wood feeds Fire, Fire creates Earth, Earth bears Metal, Metal carries Water and Water nourishes Wood.Locations Cameron has traveled include: Hawaiian Islands, Fiji, Tahiti, Bali, Java, Sumatra, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Reunion Island, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand.
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