I have been a photographer for a long time…25 years to be exact. I have also seen a lot of photos. When I saw the work of Steve Munch, my breath was taken away. His work has a simplicity and elegance I have never seen before when it comes to wildlife. It almost looks as though it were photographed in a controlled environment like a studio. If I had not been by his side for some of these shots, I may have been suspicious. His work celebrates the beauty of these ocean dwellers that many of us will never get to see so up close and intimate.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
Photographing waves or wildlife on Kauai, is often far more productive in the mid day light. In a world where most photographers shoot in the pre dawn or pre dusk (Golden Hour) light. Kauai and its tropical waters and reefs are best shooting when the sun is high in the sky, bringing out the many shades of blue and purple
this tropical locations has to offer. When visiting Kauai, sleep in and enjoy your morning, the best light is yet to come 🙂
Wave explodes on the rocks of the North Shore of Kauai
Latitudes Kauai is proud to announce the addition of Dennis Mathewson to the gallery! We are so excited to welcome one of the hottest artists in Hawaii to the Latitudes Family. While experiencing Dennis Mathewson’s artwork for the first time, you will find yourself embracing and sharing his passion for the true island lifestyle in Hawaii. Mathewson’s fun and whimsical storytelling tiki pieces are sure to bring a smile to local kama’aina folks and malahini visitors alike.
Hawaii Artist Dennis Mathewson with his commission “Metal Mania”
His work is distinguished by his unique and exotic underwater sea-life pieces that come alive through his exclusive color combinations. Mathewson showcases the realistic, liquid style of the ocean,that include his signature bubbles which blend seamlessly into the skillfully hand carved images he creates on aluminum panels. His work is a culmination of diversity derived from years of past experience. In addition to being an acclaimed artist in the fine arts, Mathewson has decades of experience in award-winning motorcycle,automotive and industrial custom painting.
Stop by the gallery to see his amazing work in person. It truly comes alive under the lights.