5 Frames, 2 Rolls of Film, and 1 Mamiya Press Super 23 – By Floyd K. Takeuchi
At the westernmost point of Oahu, the Hawaiian Island that is home to Honolulu and Waikiki Beach, is an area of desolate beauty called Kaena Point. Now a state protected nature reserve, it is sacred ground to indigenous Hawaiians. This is where the spirits of the dead are believed to gather and then leap into the next world. It makes for photographic landscapes that are unlike the usual beach and palm tree vistas one usually associates with Hawaii. It also makes for film photography well-suited for medium format and larger cameras.