Who are you in 100 words or less.
I’m the co-owner of the Manifold Magazine, a project that’s been in the works for a while now and finally has come to fruition. I am also a photographer, a writer, a booze slanger, and an artist. I love coffee, salty air, traveling, my camera, and being creative. I dislike snobs, cockiness, tailgaters, and 98 degrees (the boy band and the temperature).
Who would make you star struck?
Lots of people. When I find out somebody’s accomplished something awesome, it gives me a whole new perspective on them and somehow I get a little nervous to try to speak to them on their level. But for intensive purposes: Will Ferrell or Jim Carrey!
Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
People who do things better than I do.
Two things we should know about you..
I love living in Hawaii, there’s no better place in the world. After my fair share of traveling, I feel confident saying that.
I don’t overly Photoshop anything in this magazine. I find it very discouraging when I discover that something’s been picked apart. Imperfections are beautiful. I feel pretty passionate about empowering women in our world mostly because we feel the intense pressure to be “perfect” based on Western media.
Your last meal consists of two things, what is it:
Poke (raw fish Hawaiian style) and a beer
Two websites aside from email/social media that you go to the most:
Tumblr for photo inspiration.
And honestly, I’m kind of all over the place, when I find something I like I bookmark it and come back to it later. I’ve discovered so many rad things and people from one thing that lead to another etc.
Two favorite cities and why…
New York City– so much to see and do, visual insanity, cultural diversity, all with the greatest transportation system.
Honolulu– town and country. Beaches, rainbows, aloha.
What do you do for a living?
I shoot photos and slang drinks to drunks.
What makes you LOL?
Cats. Filling in memory gaps to the drunks that sit at my bar. And Emily Urbaniak.
What is your life’s motto/philosophy?
Let it be. Whatever happens happens, deal with it. Try not to force anything. I have it tattooed on me to remind myself when I’m acting stoopid.
If you could go anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
If you could only pick one person to go with you on this trip who would it be?
A best friend. I’ve got a good bunch.
If your friends were to describe you what would they say?
Weird. Silly. Generous. IDK? You got me!???
Favorite movie of all time?
Dumb and Dumber –hands down.
Favorite guilty pleasure?
television— I watch waaay too much of it. It’s on in the background right now.
Favorite band right now?
Don’t really have one. But I’ve been digging on Theophilus London, Lana Del Ray, Merchandise, Fidlar.
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