Friday, July 18, 2008

Connect the Dots

www.leichic.comSwimming with sharks. Tow-in surfing. Hiking au naturel to a mauka waterfall. Yeah, you’ll try anything once, but for something to become habit you have to completely fall in love (like you did with eating lilikoi-lemon cupcakes ).

So meet kindred spirit Janie Coltrin, a former musician and songwriter who, when given a camera for the first time, thought only that she’d just go ahead and try it.

During her first official photo shoot (photographing a chair where Elizabeth Taylor once sat), she was hooked, and today she captures the essence of exceptional properties as an architectural photographer. But that new challenge has now presented www.leichic.comanother: creating vibrant, larger-than-life fine art images from inspiring discoveries in the environment.

Coltrin’s bold images, available in prints, giclees or handmade notecards, communicate unusual details and combinations of natural and cultural icons. There’s a sensual close up of a brilliant jade flower, a heart-shape formed by an unfolding elephant ear leaf, and a lizard barely noticeable next to a hibiscus flower resting in the hands of a Buddha statue. Her photographs, custom graphic designs, and web site development services all reveal a fresh, animated connection with the flow of nature.

Like seeing it for the very first time.

www.leichic.comDot Two Dot Design images are available online. Also find them at Pacific Home, 420 Ward Ave, Honolulu, 808.593.9330; and Ola’s in Hanalei, Kaua‘i, 808.826.1227

Posted on Friday, July 18, 2008 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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