Aloha! I’m Louis Solywoda, a 17-year-old photographer born and raised in Hawaii on Oahu. The ocean is a big part of my life. Whether I'm surfing, diving for shells to make jewelry, or meditating on the shore, the ocean has had a deep healing impact and has now become a part of me.
Last year, I picked up a camera and began a love affair with ocean photography. My photos embrace the natural beauty of a unique island ecosystem — from the crystaline blue of the waters to the mischievous glint in the eye of a turtle. I created a website, http://www.louissolywodaphotography.com (it is still under development), but the best place to see my current work is on instagram at @loudawg___ .
My personal favorite is surf photography. It is my dream to have one of my shots appear on the cover of a major surf magazine. But I'm still learning. My senior project is an exploration of ocean and surf photography. Everyday, I learn new techniques. I have met many professional photographers who tell me that I need to upgrade my equpiment to improve the quality of my photos and have a real shot at getting a surf magazine cover.
I have a few second-hand pieces of equipment and borrow cameras from my family when they are in a good mood. Therefore, my goal is to raise $5000 to purchase a decent camera, a good zoom lense and water housing. My senior project will culminate in a photo gallery at a venue down town.
Help me make my dreams come true. With much aloha and gratitude,
Louis Solywoda AKA Jackson Salt Photography
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