Archive for Sep 2012

I recently shot artist Sandra Clark for Wailea Magazine. Her work was stunning and saturated with color and her light filled home was the perfect backdrop for the shoot. I haven’t seen the publication but it should “hit the streets” (of Wailea) soon! Her works can be seen in person at Napua Gallery at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Nina Maui Photography Sandra Clark Wailea Magazine Wailea Artist Sandra Clark for Wailea Magazine

I was called to Pineapple Grill to take photos of their new menu featuring beautiful cuisine by Chef Isaac Bancaco. Here is a sampling of unbelievably beautiful and delicious entrees and appetizers, with a focus on fresh, local ingredients prepared in innovative ways! Find out more about Pineapple Grill here!

Nina Maui Photography Pineapple Grill Chef Isaac Boncaco 1 New Menu at Pineapple Grill Kapalua featuring edible art by Chef Isaac Bancaco

Nina Maui Photography Pineapple Grill Chef Isaac Boncaco 2 New Menu at Pineapple Grill Kapalua featuring edible art by Chef Isaac Bancaco

Nina Maui Photography Pineapple Grill Chef Isaac Boncaco 3 New Menu at Pineapple Grill Kapalua featuring edible art by Chef Isaac Bancaco

 

When I was sent on assignment to Amasia by Maui No Ka Oi magazine, I  was in for a lot of surprises! The smooth bar was made out of unfinished wood and was as soft as fine leather, and I was told it had to be sanded every night to keep it looking so pristine. You can appreciate the grain in the Dining cover photo below. The traditional Japanese restaurant was lovingly updated with beautiful accents to the interior, but definitely remains true to it’s heritage. Chef Alan Wong was great to work with and photograph, a stoic and humble man with an infectious smile… and yes! Also a passionate food photographer! Here are some fun additional photos and outtakes.

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 2 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 3 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

Nina Maui Photography Amasia Alan Wong 1 Photographing Alan Wong at Amasia

I had the great pleasure of shooting artist Maia Marinelli for Modern Luxury Magazine. Her close relationship to wind in her artwork naturally led us to Sprecklesville beach on Maui’s North Shore, a well known playground for windsurfers. She needed little direction and looked beautiful and natural against the spectacular backdrop!

Nina Maui Photography Maia Marinelli Maui 1024x580 Portrait of Maia Marinelli for Modern Luxury Hawaii