Some of us on this blog will remember January 1, 45 BC although we will likely refer to that year as 709 A.U.C. (ab urbe condita—"from the founding of the city,” meaning Rome.) That was the day the Julian calendar was adopted which put to a well-deserved death the earlier Roman calendar system which had... Continue Reading →
Sometime back I wrote a story about this man and since have wondered many times what happened to him. I feared the worst. This update was very uplifting. My neighbors who read this blog will recognize him.
Here’s a link to my original blog post:
Apologies for not knowing how to better fit the post on to my page.
Diana Kim was shocked to encounter her father among the homeless population she was documenting in Hawaii. Rather than turn her back on the man she barely knew, she turned her camera on him instead.
Diana is a 30-year-old O’ahu-based photographer whose love of her home, and her craft, were born from her family.
“I grew up on the island of Maui and consider the islands to be home,” said Kim. “My father owned a photography studio at one time, so my earliest introduction to photography was through him.”
But over time, Kim’s parents separated. Her father, she says, became “absent.” Kim spent years bouncing between relatives’ homes, including a few years living in parks, cars, and with friends.
“I always thought of it as ‘roughing it,’ so it didn’t really bother me,” she recalled. “My survival instincts were always strong.”
In 2003, as a student, Kim began a photo…
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From the top of our condo, urban Honolulu looks to be an undifferentiated mass of concrete spreading out to Diamond Head in the East and the Pacific Ocean to the South. In reality, this sprawl is an aggregation of smaller land parcels each with a distinct flavor and character. In the olde days (note use... Continue Reading →