What began as a family vacation turned into a passion. Over many years, the renowned German filmmaker and photographer Olaf Heine traveled and documented the wonders of Hawaii, creating a photographic work that is unparalleled. With precise monochromatic compositions, he manages to capture the relaxed Hawaiian way of life in connection with the impressive elemental forces of this place, free from distractions, and immortalize them in his photos. Classic and timeless, focused on the essentials, the formal language takes precedence in his shots.
Readers of this high-quality photo book get to see the vast ocean, magnificent waves, surfers, and the sun, and they wander through hidden magical places of this dreamy corner of the earth, some of which Olaf Heine was shown directly by the internationally renowned surfer king, Laird Hamilton. Otherwise, only the Hawaiians themselves get to see this intimate view of the island paradise. The photo book also contains unique shots of Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer of the famous band Red Hot Chili Peppers, whom Heine had the privilege to photograph in 2018 after one of his surf trips.
The captivating photo book "Hawaii" portrays the wild beauty of the land, its people, dreamlike places, and Hawaiian culture in timelessly beautiful photographs. It invites not only surf enthusiasts but anyone who has ever wanted an unfiltered and direct insight into the unique landscape and way of life in one of the most beautiful spots on Earth. This coffee table book is tailor-made for them.