Looking for the latest happenings, new editions or publications that my work has been featured in? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I hope that you find the information and articles that are linked interesting and helpful.
Made in Maui County Festival
So, what’cha doing this weekend? If you’ve got yard work, fixing that leaky kitchen faucet or washing the Family Truckster on the to-do, put it aside, ‘cause this Friday and Saturday is the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival.
Nearly 150 vendors will be showing and selling their products — foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashions, gifts, and collectibles — all made here in Maui County, and we’ll be back again in booth 147! This year, we’re using the show as a launching point, introducing several new products and lots of new images, including a new Po Haku (Starry Night) series.
The Buyer’s and Shopper’s Preview is Friday the 6th, from 2PM until 6 PM, and the Festival runs Saturday the 7th, from 8 AM until 4:30 PM at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center. Tickets are $35.00 for the preview and $5.00 on Saturday, kids 12 and under are free. Visit our booth and tell us our workshop mantra (f/16 and be there), and get a special limited print.
We’ll see ya there!
New Images Released
I just unveiled a whopping 227 NEW photos that you can purchase from our Galleries. Looking at this new body of work, you’ll find a bit of divergence from my “norm,” as I explore new paths in my journey through photography: While you’ll still find new moody sunsets and a continuation of my “Light and Motion®” themes, I’ve also been experimenting with more twilight scenes, starry night images and painting with light. There’s a new gallery that’s dedicated to Hawaiian Lei, a host of new flora and native Hawaiian birds.
I challenged myself to stretch my comfort zone, and venture to a new realm of water photography: Honoa Wai® – a new series of images that gives you the feeling of being in the water, or at the edge of the ocean’s strike zone — bringing Hawaii’s coral reefs and waves into your home or office, while remaining comfortably dry.
The Big Breach: Our Largest Print Ever Produced
At our last Day with the Whales workshop, I managed to capture a juvenile Pacific Humpback whale performing a full breach, captured in 17 frames. I’ve now turned this series of images into ONE amazing print, and it’s not for the faint of heart: Measuring in at 17-inches wide by a whopping 35-feet long, it’s the largest photographic print we’ve ever made, and it’s now available to you!
We’re making two versions of “The Big Breach,” and both are in uber-limited-editions of only five (5) pieces. The first version is printed on Hahnemühle’s Fine Art Pearl paper on our Canon iPF8400 printer and coated with Hahnemühle’s protective lacquer. The second version gets our high-tech Alumination, dye-infused aluminum treatment, and comes as seven (7), ready-to-hang aluminum panels. Order yours on our Big Breach page.
Murder, She Wrote Feature
Calling all book worms: We’ve been featured in Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain’s latest “Murder, She Wrote” mystery, Aloha Betrayed. True to form, the book is a great read, with plenty of twists and turns, and fantastic research. Those who have ever been to Maui will feel like they’re in the thick of the mystery. Be sure to check out page 130, but to do that you’ve got to get a copy!
It’s available through Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Murder-She-Wrote-Aloha-Betrayed/dp/0451466543/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402084689&sr=8-2&keywords=aloha+betrayed) or Barnes and Nobel (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/murder-she-wrote-jessica-fletcher/1115811954?ean=9780451466549).
Grab a copy, and get your chicken skin on!
Cover Me Handi
Handi Guides (the only Maui guide book that caters to individuals with physical limitations) chose my Pacific Humpback Whale image, “Who Are You?” for their Winter/Summer cover.
I’m one of the few photographers on the Island that offer customized photo workshops for people with physical limitations, including those with partial sight and limited mobility. I’m very honored that my work has been chosen to represent this great and resourceful publication.
For more information, visit my workshops page.
On Maui! Magazine: Maui Open Studios
Imagine my surprise when the latest edition of On Maui! Arrived in my mailbox, and I find my mug on page 11! Back in February, we opened our doors to the public for the first time, and had a wonderful weekend meeting some great people and demonstrating the art of producing art.
The attendance was exceptional and the attendees seemed to thoroughly enjoy their time.
People came to view our latest works, captured on Maui, Hawai’i, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. During their visit we showcased many images on aluminum, canvas giclees, metallic and sugar cane prints, plus, we introduced an awesome new photographic medium.
Maui Open Studios
For the first time, this February 8th and 9th, I’ll be opening my home studio to the general public as a part of the 2014 Maui Open Studio’s event. I’ll be transforming the space into a gallery for the weekend, plus introducing a new line of images and giving live shooting demonstrations. Come on out for some great imagery, incredible deals, and talk story time. We’ll be open from 11 AM to 6 PM: 300 Hokulani Street in Pukalani. Visit mauiopenstudios.com for more information and a downloadable map.
Here’s an excerpt from the Maui Open Studios website:
This entire event is free to the public! Whether you are a Maui resident or a visitor, you will be treated to 4 great weekends of inspiration and art and have the opportunity to purchase artwork directly from the artists themselves and perhaps even mold some clay with your own hands.
30th Annual Photo Plus Expo
This past October (2013), I went back to New York for the 30th Photo Plus Expo at the Javit’s Center. Congratulations to Stacey from Rockaway New York, who won a sunset workshop at our Hahnemühle FineArt print signing. You can read all about our time in the Big Apple on my blog. Here’s the link: https://scottmeadphotography.com/notes-new-york-back-story-trip-photoplus-expo/
Featured Artist Profile with Arts Business Institute
I recently did an interview with Carolyn Edlund, the Executive Director of the Arts Business Institute, which serves a crucial, common need in the art- and craft-making communities – practical business education for creative entrepreneurs.
I presented a hands-on workshop with the Institute at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center, teaching artists how to properly light and photograph their work for publications, catalogs and the Web.
Check out the interview at http://www.artsbusinessinstitute.org/artists/artist-profile-scott-mead/.
Feature Article in DigitalTrends.com
I spent a couple of hours speaking with Les Shu of Digitaltrends.com about shooting in Hawaii and the gear we use on a day-to-day basis. Check it out at http://www.digitaltrends.com/photography/scott-mead/.
Whether you are looking for product reviews, how to guides, or want to learn the secrets of great photographers, Digital Trends Online is a great resource. I highly recommend that you visit Digital Trends Online photography section regularly to stay updated and keep learning.
New Mini Book: Maui Ocean & Beach – Images of an Island
A few months ago, I teamed up with Author, Douglas Peebles, and a host of other Maui photographers to create a new mini coffee table book, Maui Ocean & Beach – Images of an Island. Want to take a photo excursion around Maui? Just point your browser to http://www.amazon.com/Maui-OceanBeach-Images-Island/dp/1566479908/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374530025&sr=1- and order a copy.
Learn How To Capture Great Beach Shots
“How do I get great beach photos?” That’s probably the question I get asked the most. I had the opportunity to talk with Stan Horackek of Pop Photo – one of the best print and on-line sources for all things photographic.
To get in on all the tips and tricks, point your web browser to the Pop Photo Site.
Check Us Out in Outdoor Photographer Magazine!
Next time you’re at the local news stand, grab a copy of the January/February issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine. On sale December 20th, writer William Sawalich wrote an awesome article that enompasses five pages and includes several of my latest images. You can also start a subscription at www.outdoor
You can read the article online here: Scott Mead Photography article in Outdoor Photographer
New Coffee Table Book – Absolute Maui
Pop quiz! What do you get when you cull images from 30 of the best photographers on Maui, sort through over 9,500 pictures and turn them over to Mutual Publishing? Heck, that’s an easy one! You get the best large-format, coffee-table book ever made!
I was fortunate to be a part of this fantastic project: over 200 pages and more than 175 incredible images make Absolute Maui the ultimate book about the Island and life on the Valley Isle. A limited edtion of signed copies will be available soon!
Trust me, you will be amazed for hours at a time with the amazing photos in this coffee table book.
Alumination ® – Taking Photographic Prints to a New Level
Back in what I call one of my “previous lives,” I worked with aluminium on a daily basis in the aerospace industry. Aluminium is awesome: it virtually lasts forever, it’s strong and light and it’s recyclable. In fact, there are aluminium instrument panels I made that are still in Space Shuttles.
Now, I’m proud to be working with the material again, producing fine-art aluminium prints. So, if you’ve ever wanted a piece of art that would virtually last forever, is easy to clean and had more moods than mood ring, welcome to the world printed on aluminium!
Each of our aluminium pieces begins by printing the image with special dyes, in reverse, on a piece of high-temp transfer paper. The paper is then placed upon a sheet of coated aluminium and placed into a 400 degree heat press. After about 90 seconds, the ink turns into a gas, which permeates the aluminium, becoming a part of the substrate.
The result is a print that will last generations, is cleaned with household glass cleaner and has an incredible depth and range of personality that changes with the ambient light in the room.
Each piece is part of a limited-edition series, which I personally sign and number. Every one is ready to hang, right out of the box, to be enjoyed for generations.
Our mini canvas giclees measure 3″ by 3″ – perfect for your desk, kitchen counter, shelf or anywhere there’s limited space, but you need a little Hawaii. Mini metal bamboo easle included for easy display.
Price: $35.00 + $10 S&H
Image Availibility: All
Status: NEW – Call 808-573-6875 to order
Paintography ®. That’s what you get when you mix insomnia with Kona coffee! Utilizing three different software programs, I start with one of my original images and digitally “paint” over it with an electronic brush. The result is a new type of art medium with the fluidity and softness of an oil painting, but with the detail and luminosity of a photograph. Each Paintograph takes days to complete and immense computing power to boot! These limited -edition Paintography canvases are available in 8X10 (100 piece edition), 16X20 (50 piece edition) and 20X30 (20 piece edition) sizes.
Price: 8X10 – $85.00 + $10 S&H
16X20 – $225.00 + FREE S&H
20X30 – $450.00 + FREE S&H
Image Availibility: Secret Beach, Waianapanapa, Sugar Cane, Alau Dawn, Rainbow Eucalyptus, Pink Hibiscus, Sweet Plumeria, Evening Dawn, Sunset Swim, Kihei Paddle, Foam, Sugar Bush
Status: NEW – Call 808-573-6875 to order