Place: Makiki District Park
Speaker: Mr. Willard Poindexter, Professional PhotographerProgram: Alien Bee/Pocket Wizard presentation
Growing up in rural Georgia, Will was captivated by photograph at an early age. He was fascinated in the way that a photograph could capture and freeze a moment in time, allowing the viewer to conjure his own story. Early on he was greatly inspired by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and the illustrator Norman Rockwell . He sought to emulate their style of capturing landscapes and people in their day to day lives. Today, his approached to photography is deeply rooted in his background as a classical painter. His photographs reflects a masterly of combining photography with the elements of classical painting, weaving stories with textures and light. Will continues to strive to capture imagery that reflects the Hawaiian culture and its beautiful scenery. He was awarded PPH Portrait Photographer of the Year for 2009, 2010, 2012 and is a two time recipient of the prestigious Eastman Kodak Gallery Award. He is one of the seven current Certified Professional Photographer in the state of Hawaii. Will holds a B.A. In Studio Art, an M.S. In Information Systems, and the Professional Photographers of Hawaii Fellowship. He is also a retired Naval Officer with nearly 30 years of service.