Photographers CJ Kale and Nick Selway are artists who seek out great adventure. The two have a passion for the outdoors and they travel all around the world to capture the wonder and beauty of the natural world in photographic form. Based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, both artists spend a lot of time exploring the active Kilauea volcano and capturing what they call the “pounding surf” of Hawaii’s beaches.
In this series, Waves, viewers are transported into a place that only few dare to venture. As each wave swells and then crests overhead, Kale and Selway are both able to fearlessly photograph the moments right before the water crashes down against their heads. The results of these high risk moments are amazing! The artists capture powerful waves and stunning gradients of color from perspectives only few are willing to attempt. Each image makes you feel as if you are right in the action and, with the summertime heat upon us, I can’t help but daydream about swimming in this refreshing, crystal clear water.
Together, the two best friends feature their diverse photography collection at their fine art business, Lava Light Galleries, in downtown Kona.