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Haleiwa Arts Festival 2012: “A picture is worth 1,000 words…”

22 Jul Posted by in blog | Comments
Haleiwa Arts Festival 2012: “A picture is worth 1,000 words…”

My photographs have created thousands of words, sparking conversation and bringing the stories of how I captured that specific moment in time to life.
I know this because I talk story with visitors for hours while cruising in my booth.

That’s one of my favorite things about the Haleiwa Arts Festival,  the amazing mix of people it brings to the North Shore.

It’s exciting to meet people from all walks of life, from all ages and from all around the world.  It truly is an honor when they take a piece of my photography home with them to display and  share with their friends and families.
In 2011, one visitor’s eyes began to water when he looked at my prints on display.  I was honestly caught a little off-guard and asked him if he was okay.
“They’re just so beautiful,” he said with a smile.
I’ve never seen anyone so moved by my photography and it made all the hours of precision, sweat and passion I put into my work worth it.
That same visitor came to my booth this Saturday and purchased a canvas wrap. He shared news he will be moving to Montana and would like to get some larger prints before he  leaves  Hawaii.

Honestly, my life has changed dramatically since  I have began participating in the HAF back in 2008. I was blessed with my first child, Azalea in 2010 and now have another on the way this November.  Juggling a full-time job and the responsibilities of life, it was hard enough to find time to shoot before I had kids.  As you can imagine, now it can be challenging for me to find a moment to explore new surroundings,  jump in the water or make my own trail up a mountain.

But each year, the people I meet at the Haleiwa Arts Festival inspire me to keep shooting and striving for my goal of making photography my full-time career rather than a passion I strive to make time for.

Today is the final day of the 15th Annual Haleiwa Arts Festival. If you happen to be on the North Shore or need an excuse to make the drive, come check out my booth #25.

I’d love to hear your 1,000 words and share mine with you.


Kristofor G


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