Girl Group Show
June 2 – July 4, 2019
Opening Reception Sunday, June 2, 5-7pm
Join us on Sunday, June 2 for the Opening Reception of the Girl Group Show showcasing 4 female film photographer’s creative visions on their photography.
Annie is obsessed with sunlight and stories and has a bad (or awesome) habit of opening the back of her camera on almost every roll. She believes Hawaii was made for light leaks!!!
Early mornings in Honolulu are my favorite. My family is quietly sleeping, the Starbucks on E. Manoa Road opens at 4:30 a.m. and I can drive along Kalaniana’ole Highway as long as I want. Sometimes I’ll stop at Magic Island and watch the paddlers go out or I’ll head to the black rocks around Wawamalu Beach where delivery trucks park to eat breakfast with the sunrise.
On these adventures I’ll always carry a pinhole camera with me. It’s the simplest form of photography – just a light-tight box with a microscopic hole to direct light in. The camera is small, manually operated, requires no batteries and can usually withstand the occasional dunk into the Pacific Ocean. Over a duration of time, it captures an incredible wide angle of view with beautiful detail and a kind of focus without sharpness.
Pinhole photography is the perfect companion for sitting back and enjoying the sunrise while the waves come in. It’s my favorite way to welcome myself home to Hawai’i.
I always seem to capture the loneliness wherever I go, whether it be a big city or the countryside. Being an introvert, I find comfort in the idea of being alone in a big city. From a recent trip to Japan, I traveled with a group of friends which didn’t allow me to wander the streets alone. Instead, I captured the solitude of everyone else.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Reanna Chambers is a self-taught photographer now based on Oahu. While all of her images are analog photographs, some of them have been made by exposing each roll of film twice, intentionally layering images on top one another with an element of chance. As well as occasionally manipulating her negatives by hand before the developing process. Art urges you to explore, and it is through the medium of photography that Chambers finds inspiration.