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august exhibition

Temptation to Express the Sensation of Riding Waves

Photography exhibition by NAKI
Aug. 5 - Sept. 1, Main Bar

The feelings associated with riding waves can sometimes be very sublime, touching on the very essence for living. To express these emotions, I took this perception a step beyond the photographic image. My artworks are a combination of various mixed media including surfboard resin and personal items done with the intent to represent an affinity with surfing and a consciousness for recycling.

NAKI(ナキ)Professional surfer, born in Japan. Grand champion at the NSA all Japan surfing tournament (1989) and a top finisher at the ASP TECATE Pro in Mexico (1992). Moving to San Clemente CA in 1994, he pursued photography as a means of expressing a fascination with waves and their constant state of motion. NAKI's career includes staff photographer for Surfing Magazine and Surfer Magazine. He was also the first Japanese photographer to take the cover photo and featured story for The Surfer's Journal. He has had numberless exhibitions, many of which were supported by fashion brands such as BEAMS and Diesel. His photograph of a heart shaped wave was used as the main visual for Green Room Festival.

"NAKI WORLD" with his creative touch continues to mesmerize people. Traveling between Kauai, Japan, California and other destinations, he relentlessly produces images that fosters and represents his vision. In addition to photography, activities include writer, Amami Island tourism ambassador, and founder of "Happy Surf Philosophy". NAKI has published "feel the glide" and "NORTH HAWAII" photo books.

The Exhibition Committee

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