@silkymerman - Ben Ono

ocean & lifestyle based in: #hawaii
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There are places where gravity dissolves into an ocean of emptiness.  Where interstellar travel is attainable through a thin surface.  A space where light bends and plays in the most peculiar fashion.  A dimension many call home.
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@chelseakauai and I found a few small pockets of clarity between the winter swells. While I’m having a blast shooting waves,  I can’t wait for more days like this.
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There are places where gravity dissolves into an ocean of emptiness. Where interstellar travel is attainable through a thin surface. A space where light bends and plays in the most peculiar fashion. A dimension many call home. - @chelseakauai and

O'ahu
Life Update:  The New Year has been busy - I’ve been working on a film,  taking as many weird photos as possible and for the first time in my life, I’ve started journaling.  I’ve specifically been documenting my sessions in the ocean.  Not only has it helped me improve my awareness in the water, but also my creativity.  Thanks to everyone that’s been following along on my little journey,  can’t wait to show you guys everything in the works. -
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Life Update: The New Year has been busy - I’ve been working on a film, taking as many weird photos as possible and for the first time in my life, I’ve started journaling. I’ve specifically been documenting my sessions in the ocean. Not only has i

Hawaii
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The best surfers are always the ones having the most fun out in the water.  It was a beautiful day up on north shore with @honoluablomfield and @zoe_mcdougall - the sun was shining and the water was sparkling with color.
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Style and Power - The best surfers are always the ones having the most fun out in the water. It was a beautiful day up on north shore with @honoluablomfield and @zoe_mcdougall - the sun was shining and the water was sparkling with color.

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Her hands allowed her to mold the earth.  Her feet allowed her to transcend great distance. Her mind allowed her to create world’s from nothing.  And together, these tools formed the human body.
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A little conceptual piece with the extremely talented @chelseakauai showing what most of us tend to take for granted, our mind and bodies.
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Her hands allowed her to mold the earth. Her feet allowed her to transcend great distance. Her mind allowed her to create world’s from nothing. And together, these tools formed the human body. - A little conceptual piece with the extremely talented

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@chelseakauai @nolanomura NEXT SERIES THE NOLAN SERIES

@calsnape Beautiful series dude!

She sank into an endless blue as if being pulled into another dimension.  As she took her last breath, a warm feeling washed over her and she welcomed the unknown.
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Magical moments with @chelseakauai playing in clear waters and magical sunbeams.  All the beautiful sounds were created by the talented @nash.howe
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She sank into an endless blue as if being pulled into another dimension. As she took her last breath, a warm feeling washed over her and she welcomed the unknown. . Magical moments with @chelseakauai playing in clear waters and magical sunbeams. Al

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@chelseakauai WHAT A DAY. 🙏🏼 Can’t wait to create more with you two this year. Freaking love how this was an idea and then ✨ reality

@chelseakauai @nash.howe agreed. the silky could create this with nothing but a matchbox and a handful of raisins

Photographs and film have always been a way to create and preserve memories.  Looking back through my 2018 archives, this couldn’t be more true.  Every image I have takes me back to that special time and place.  Thanks to everybody who made 2018 so rad.  And many mahalos to @aquatech_imagingsolutions and @sigmaphoto for always supplying me with the gear I need to create
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Photographs and film have always been a way to create and preserve memories. Looking back through my 2018 archives, this couldn’t be more true. Every image I have takes me back to that special time and place. Thanks to everybody who made 2018 so r

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@chelseakauai Awww yes 💗

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This place reminded her of simpler times.  Where mornings are sacred and moving slowly is expected.  Beneath the surface it all felt like a dream.  She swam through a lazy ocean,  shedding a piece of her old self with every stroke.  A spell was lifted and it took her breath away - for the first time she was behind the vessel’s helm, the master of her sea.
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Thanks to everyone that followed along on this photo essay.  You can find the complete set linked in my bio
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This place reminded her of simpler times. Where mornings are sacred and moving slowly is expected. Beneath the surface it all felt like a dream. She swam through a lazy ocean, shedding a piece of her old self with every stroke. A spell was lifte

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@chelseakauai FAVVVV.

As the sun crested above the Pacific,  a brilliant pink light covered the beach.  Life seemed grey before this - and her eyes and mind strained to comprehend the brilliance of color.  She started to feel this strange feeling fluttering up deep within her - it was as if she was reunited with a long lost friend.  What was this feeling? Contentment?  Desire?  Fulfillment?  She concluded it was probably just a strange concoction of brain chemicals playing tricks on her.  Whatever it was,  she knew a quick swim would put all these thoughts back where they came...
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As the sun crested above the Pacific, a brilliant pink light covered the beach. Life seemed grey before this - and her eyes and mind strained to comprehend the brilliance of color. She started to feel this strange feeling fluttering up deep within

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As she settled in with her morning tea,  she couldn’t help but wonder what everyone else was up to.  The rising sun began to warm the cold air inside the Cruiser and she slowly felt these anxious thoughts fade to the back of her mind.  And even though the bumpy metal interior was ever-present throughout the night,  this was the best sleep she’s had in years.
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As she settled in with her morning tea, she couldn’t help but wonder what everyone else was up to. The rising sun began to warm the cold air inside the Cruiser and she slowly felt these anxious thoughts fade to the back of her mind. And even thoug

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There is a place where alarm clocks are made of crisp ocean air and warm clouds.  It’s like waking from a peaceful dream - an honest moment of solitude... To be continued.

I’m excited to show y’all what I’ve been working on for the past couple weeks.  A long format photo essay following a woman as she navigates a peaceful morning by the sea.  Mahalo @jeffhawefoto for allowing us to borrow your beautiful cruiser. @emilykasten
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There is a place where alarm clocks are made of crisp ocean air and warm clouds. It’s like waking from a peaceful dream - an honest moment of solitude... To be continued. I’m excited to show y’all what I’ve been working on for the past couple weeks

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@chelseakauai LOVE THIS. vibees

Belly of the Beast - preseason with @zoe_mcdougall inspecting caves and working breath holds.
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Belly of the Beast - preseason with @zoe_mcdougall inspecting caves and working breath holds.

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@zoe_mcdougall Let’s hang soon!

The waves have been absolutely massive lately here on our little island, definitely a little scary and out of my skill level.  But nonetheless, it’s been fun mind surfing outer reef bombs with @welshmtn and @karl_shakur.
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The waves have been absolutely massive lately here on our little island, definitely a little scary and out of my skill level. But nonetheless, it’s been fun mind surfing outer reef bombs with @welshmtn and @karl_shakur.

Oahu, Hawaii
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@danrubin Love the shots and that backpack 🙌🏼

@twheat @karl_shakur beast ⚡️