Design -Architecture

Historic Kaka‘ako: Architectural Photography Workshop + Tour

Presented in partnership with the Historic Hawaii Foundation

Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015

Time: 1pm - 4pm

Place: Meet at Kaka‘ako Agora, 441 Cooke Street

Cost: $10 HHF Member, $15 General Public

New construction is all the buzz in Kaka‘ako, but lets not forget where the neighborhood came from!

Join us for a hands-on exploration of Historic Kaka‘ako.

We'll start with a short talk by architectural historian Don Hibbard. Next, we'll have brief intro to architectural photography by Hawkins Biggins and Chase Norton, two accomplished professional photographers who will help us frame, compose, highlight and capture the built environment. We'll then set-out on a walking tour of historic Kaka‘ako with Hawkins, Chase and Historic Hawai‘i Foundation staff, and wrap up with time to critique our photos and refreshments at Kaka‘ako Agora.

BYO camera, smartphone, digital, analog, instant, vintage, or homemade picture-taking device.

Also bring: Waterbottle, Sun/Rain protection, walking shoes - participants must be able to traverse about 2 miles on relatively flat urban terrain.

Space is limited.

Co-sponsored by Interisland Terminal & Historic Hawai‘i Foundation

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More about Hawkins and Chase:

Hawkins Biggins grew up on Oahu, surrounded by artists. From an early age photography was her creative outlet. Looking through the lens, she discovered a unique way of capturing the world as she see’s it. She graduated from New England School of Photography in 2003 with a focus on architectural and portrait photography. After traveling and living in cities around the world, Hawkins returned to the islands in 2008 and founded Hawkins Biggins Photography. Over the years, she has been drawn to documenting Honolulu’s changing dynamic architectural cityscape. Her photographs isolate strong design elements that are distinctive to the cultural, historical and global influences that shape Honolulu’s skyline.

Georgia native, Chase Norton attended Emory University for his undergraduate degree in Environmental Science. Moving to Hawaii in his early twenties he earned a Masters Degree in Meteorology at University of Hawaii. Embracing the beauty of scenic Hawaii through backpacking, he discovered his passion for photography while adventuring in the mountains. Chase spent the last 2 years working as studio manager at Hawkins Biggins Photography handling the post processing side of the business. Over the years, he has enjoyed helping and teaching others the powerful organizational and processing tools in Adobe Lightroom both in classrooms and privately. In his free time, Chase enjoys photographing remote regions of Hawaii and embracing the adventurer road.