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Barack Shadow

November 12th, 2011

Howdy everyone!

Anyone enjoying APEC yet?  The traffic, the dignitaries, the secret service–oh my!

I had the privilege of photographing the arrival of President Barack Obama and the First Lady last night.  As always, the standard pool rules.  Far.  Secret service sweep.  Far.  Three hours before his arrival.  Far.  Oh did I mention, the press riser is FAR???

So I’m swept and led through by Secret Service–four hours before his arrival.  I’m armed with a 24-70, 70-200, and a 400 2.8.

Air Force One makes a nice landing right in front of us!

I had a pretty nice spot on the riser.  The nice thing about President Obama’s late arrival is that there was plenty of room on our riser!  I guess an 11pm arrival didn’t appeal to a lot of the rest of the press.

The door to Air Force One opens, and out steps First Lady Michelle Obama and the President.  Standard shot.  Neat shadows on the plane from the tarmac lights.

And another stock shot…


All of a sudden *Emeril Voice*  BAAM!!

As I was firing off frames, one of the photographer’s flashes from the traveling pool (Air Force One has a traveling pool that gets to ride with him), happens to light my frame.  Voila!  The result?  SHADOW…

President Barack Obama, back, and First Lady Michelle Obama deplane after arriving for APEC 2011 aboard Air Force One on Friday, November 11, 2011 at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu. (POOL PHOTO/Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Stay tuned for more APEC stuff!


October 31st, 2011

I had an assignment at the Honolulu Airport the other day and walking back to my car, I noticed how the harsh afternoon light played with the shaded awnings.  Came up with this, rather urban and contrasty wild art.

Wild artsy

October 20th, 2011

A wedding couple from Japan enjoys a cloud of bubbles while on their photo shoot on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 at Kakaako Waterfront Park. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Hey all!

Sorry for the hiatus.  I ran off and got married!  Fitting that I open this new blog post with a shot from before I left.  Anyhow, back in the saddle, and with APEC looming like a shroud overhead, I figured it’d be nice for some good ol’ chiaroscuro for you photo loving peeps!  Enjoy!

A man is rimmed in afternoon sun while running along Kalanianaole Highway on Monday, October 17, 2011 in east Oahu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Look both ways

November 5th, 2010

This safety mirror in downtown Honolulu intrigued me today.

Children are reflected in a safety mirror on Pauahi Street on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 in downtown Honolulu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).

Fall is here

September 10th, 2010

Well, the arrival of pretty, late afternoon light signifies that fall is finally here.  Downtown Honolulu, with its nooks and alleys between the tall buildings, provides a perfect canvas for wild art.  Here’s one from Nuuanu Avenue.  Get out there and explore that golden hour!

A skateboarder rolls into the late afternoon light on Monday, Sept. 6, 2010 along Nuuanu Avenue in downtown Honolulu. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser).