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Creative Mornings

Creative Mornings is a monthly breakfast talk series for the creative community in Hawaii. Speakers are selected each month by each chapter based on a global theme. October’s theme is on flow and the Honolulu chapter will be featuring John Hook.

A proud husband to talented local photo editor, Samantha Hook, and a father, John is one of Hawaii’s most in-demand photographers, with a diverse portfolio ranging from the serene to the chaotic. He is equally adept at capturing the quiet beauty of intimate moments, as he is the raw power of the ocean in his surf photography, for which is particularly well-known. At the same time, however, he is a notorious goofball, recognizable to many for his zany Instagram alter ego, Kookabunga.

His work feels effortless, spontaneous, but the artful composition belies a mastery of his form that comes from years of experience. He has been shooting film for the last 20 years, counter to most of his peers who long ago abandoned the craft for the convenience of digital photography. His grainy, impromptu captures of “in-between” moments feel nostalgic and refreshingly authentic.

Join us for fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods while we celebrate our city’s creative talent, but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals.

Earlier Event: October 22
Digital Transformation
Later Event: October 26
Pusong Filipinx the Market